Historic Edenton State Historic Site


Historic Edenton State Historic Site


Hours & Seasons

  • Seasons - Year-round
  • Hours - Tues-Sat 9 am-5 pm


  • 108 North Broad Street

    Edenton,   NC   27932


Featuring 18th and early 19th century history, North Carolina’s second oldest town was one of the fledgling nation’s chief political, cultural and commercial centers. The state’s first colonial capital, it was established in the late 17th century and incorporated in 1722. Its port provided slaves with a means of escape via the Maritime Underground Railroad before Emancipation.

Historic Edenton State Historic Site offers guided walking tours Tuesday through Saturday for walk-in visitors. Walking tours include interiors of c. 1736 St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, c. 1758 Cupola House National Historic Landmark, c. 1782 Barker House, 1767 Chowan County Courthouse National Historic Landmark, and c. 1773 James Iredell House.

Visitor Center features exhibits, gift shop, maps, and a short presentation on the history of Edenton.

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108 North Broad Street
Edenton NC 27932


Latitude: 36° 3' 39.5994" / Longitude: -76° 36' 29.5194"

Special Directions:

Hwy 17 - exit 227 to downtown - left on Broad to North Broad - Historic Edenton State Historic Site will be on the right hand side.

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