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North Carolina’s beautifully preserved first Colonial capital has been described as the prettiest small town in the South. Edenton visitors enjoy the most intact Colonial courthouse in America (circa 1767), the 1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse, bay cruises, historic trolley tours, paddling on Edenton Bay, free boat slips & a charming downtown near the waterfront.

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Featured Upcoming Events 

Self-Guided Museum Trail
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Trolley Tours
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40th Annual Christmas Candlelight Tour

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Kick-Off To Christmas & Christmas Tree Lighting
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Full Calendar of Events
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Website Highlights

Our Blog Posts

Edenton is an exciting, vibrant, and endlessly interesting place to visit. Discover what is new in Edenton!

Visitor Services

It might not be your hometown (yet!), but we want you to know your way around.

Take the Trolley!

Enjoy a leisurely guided tour around town on our restored antique trolley.

Celebrating Chowan County’s 350th Anniversary

Established in 1668 as the Shaftesbury Precinct of Albemarle County, the Chowan Precinct eventually formed in 1681.

Weddings in Edenton

Edenton is a wonderful spot to get married! Find valuable information here!

Photo Gallery

Our town and region is a photographer's delight. Enjoy the scenic beauty!

Video Gallery

View the ever growing video gallery of our town and the people in it.

Sundays in Edenton

Relax and enjoy the change of pace. Find what's going on.

Relocation Guide

Falling in love with Edenton? Our Relocation Guide will help you make the move.

Real Estate Guide

These local real estate firms will help you find the home of your dreams.

Useful Links

We've gathered an extensive list of links so you can learn more about our region.


Featured Publications

Edenton Activity Guide

A useful brochure full of photos and information about our town and region.

Edenton Event, Dining, and Lodging Guide

Find out what’s happening, where to eat, and where to stay in one handy brochure!

Our State Magazine: Edenton by Trolley  

Climb aboard: A trolley offers a unique vantage point from which to explore this waterfront town.  9/2019

Durham Magazine: I Wanna Getaway

A Durhamite takes a break in quiet Edenton 3/2020

Spark Magazine: Edenton — A Colonial Charmer

Dubbed the ‘Prettiest Town in the South,’ Edenton is a photo-worthy destination. 9/2019

AAA GO Carolinas Magazine: Edenton — An Inner Banks Hidden Gem

Finding Edenton is like discovering your own corner of paradise. 3/2020

919 Magazine: “The Prettiest Little Town in the South”

Filled With History and Charm, Edenton is Magical, Welcoming, Beautiful and Easy to Explore  8/2019

Congregation works to save centuryold chapel

Virginia Pilot spotlights Edenton historic church renovation.

Carolina Country Magazine Features Edenton in their July 2017 issue!

They say, “Edenton Shines Along the Albemarle Sound.”

Our State Magazine Features an Edenton Day Trip Guide

The popular magazine says, “Accolades for this town keep coming. See for yourself why Edenton is one of the nation’s prettiest small towns by planning a day trip.”  9/2019

Our State Magazine Edenton Photo Essay

The July 2015 issue of Our State spotlights our town on its cover and with a beautiful photo essay inside the magazine.

Coastal Living Spotlights Edenton

Calling us a "Dream Town," this popular upscale magazine gives us a glowing review!

Edenton Harbor Brochure

Learn about the boating facilities offered by our town.