Culture and Art

Edenton is filled with cultural delights, both past and present. Tour historic homes and listen to period music. Watch classic plays and historical reenactments come to life. Take home an original piece of pottery or a painting created by regional artists. Lose yourself in learning at a museum or library.

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Chowan Arts Council and Gallery Shop

The Chowan Arts Council has  relocated into Cheros Building adjacent to Edenton’s waterfront park. The Gallery Shop offers unique, affordable works by local and regional artists of all mediums.  Exhibits are rotated monthly.

The gallery is handicap accessible, and admission is free. Hours are Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

112 W Water Street

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Edenton Farmers Market

The Edenton Farmers Market is held rain or shine every Saturday, 8am-noon, April through December each year. Plus an indoor/outdoor winter market every Saturday, 9am-noon, January and February. Wednesday Market 3 - 6 pm runs April through late November.

Come shop our market in our downtown Historic Edenton at market at 200 North Broad St. All products for sale at our market must be produced in NC. Products for sale include organic veggies, fruit, berries, melons, seafood, baked goods, fresh bread, cheeses, eggs, dry goods, spices and local nuts. Plus craft items such as homemade soap, sewn items, framed prints, wreaths and yard art.

200 N Broad

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Edenton Cotton Mill Museum of History

The Edenton Cotton Mill Museum of History, Inc., was first conceived in 2005 when a group of "Cotton Mill Kids" got together for a homecoming. Since that time, they have worked toward a common goal of saving and preserving the history of the Mill and the people who lived and worked here.

Open Saturday from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m.–3 p.m.

420 Elliott Street, Edenton

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Register of Deeds Office

Genealogy records available. A complete Cemetery Survey has been conducted with approximately 5000 graves recorded with dates ranging from early 1700s to the present. You can access a list by visiting the website below or calling 252-482-8431. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8am-5pm.

Courthouse Building, 101 S. Broad Street

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Rocky Hock Playhouse

The Rocky Hock Playhouse is a live professional Christian musical theater, featuring the works of Gloria Emmerich. Our new venue in Edenton is now at the newly remodeled Leon Nixon Catering Banquet Facilities just two miles north of Edenton on Hwy 32.

The Rocky Hock Playhouse was founded in August of 2000 by Jeff and Gloria Emmerich. Over the past decade it has become one of America’s most unique full time professional Christian theaters. The theater has been turned over to their friend and colleague Daryl Stallings, and quality musical productions continue each year.

749 Virginia Rd, Edenton, NC 27932

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Shepard-Pruden Library

Children’s Story Hour on Wednesday mornings. Adult book discussion groups throughout the year. Local history and Genealogy Section. Summer Reading Programs. Open year round,10am–7pm Monday and Tuesday; 10am–5pm Wednesday, 10am-7pm Thursday; Friday 10am-5pm; Saturday 10am-1pm.

106 West Water Street