Edenton Museum Trail

So, it’s a bright sunny day. You’ve just finished lunch at 309 Bistro. And, you’ve stopped into Blount’s Mutual Drug for dessert and maybe a drink, getting a hand-dipped ice cream cone or fresh-squeezed orange-aid.

What will you do this afternoon?

You could lazily stroll down Broad St., taking in the shops.

You could Take the Edenton Trolley tour.

Or, you could book an Edenton Bay Cruise.

But, for a change of pace, you could take the self-guided Edenton Museum Tour around Edenton’s historic downtown.

This go-at-your-own-pace, mobile-friendly tour has 15 fascinating destinations sprinkled around Edenton’s historic areas.

Of course, you’ll get up close and personal with iconic buildings like the Barker House and Roanoke River Lighthouse, and Cupola house.

But, on this tour, you’ll also experience a few of the more “residential” areas as well, strolling through the Cotton Mill Neighborhood, getting a look at the oldest home in North Carolina, and touring the gorgeous grounds of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, one of the oldest churches in the country.

Walk the entire length of the Museum Trail, or pick a few of the most interesting sites.

Relaxing in the shade of one of the trees at St. Paul’s or meandering peacefully through the Cotton Mill Neighborhood is a perfect way to spend an afternoon.

On the Museum Trail, you’ll learn about the 1778 canons down on Edenton’s waterfront, see the oldest house in North Carolina, take a photo with the Edenton Teapot, and learn about the Josephine Leary building.

That is if you don’t get sidetracked, spending an entire afternoon exploring just ONE of these places.

If you are a history lover, you’ll love Edenton.

And an afternoon on the Edenton Museum Trail is the perfect companion to a morning Trolley  Ride or Edenton Bay Cruise.