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

Edenton's Cupola house

Tucked away on a corner of Broad Street near the waterfront, you’ll find one of Edenton’s colonial treasures - The 1758 Cupola House and Gardens. Learn more about this iconic building. 

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Edenton's Cotton Mill Village

if you’re looking for a new or different Edenton experience, let me suggest a self-guided tour of Edenton’s Cotton Mill Village

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Edenton Mural

When Meredith Timberlake became the director of the Chowan Arts Councilshe noticed that Edenton did not have a mural, and she immediately thought of her friend of over 20 years, Matt Lively...

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Edenton Museum Trail

If you’re looking for a great way to explore the scenic beauty of Edenton, North Carolina, then consider taking a trip down the Edenton Museum Trail.

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Edenton Pilgrimage 2023 Edition

This biennial event hosted by the Edenton Woman’s Club will take place this year on April 14th and 15th, so you’ll need to secure your tickets now. Tickets are valid for both tour days.

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Planning your summer trip to Edenton

We’ve gained an extra hour of daylight, the weather has turned seasonably warm, and you can almost hear a collective sigh of relief now that spring is just around the corner! Spring in Edenton is a charming time of year. Flowers are blossoming, outdoor activities ramp up, and people just seem to have a little more pep in their step.

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Chowan Arts Council

When Meredith and her husband moved to the Albemarle region from Richmond, Virginia, almost six years ago, they immediately began making connections...

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A Still Life and Cotton Gin Culinary

If you’re looking for a special Edenton experience, stop by A Still Life + Cotton Gin Inn Culinary, a creative collaboration between Cindy Gandee and Cheryl Orr, which opened on S. Broad Street in July of 2022.

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Edenton Celebrates Black History Month

During February, Edenton celebrates Black History Month by highlighting and remembering the many unique contributions of African Americans who made a lasting impact on the town...

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Valentine's Day 

How to have an unforgettable Valentine's Day in 2023. 

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The Edenton Farmers Market

The perfect place to stop on any visit to Edenton. 

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Looking back on a Wonderful 2022 in Edenton

What a year we’ve had in Edenton.

2022 was the biggest year we’ve ever had for tourism.

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Christmas Gift Ideas in Downtown Edenton

The ultimate guide for one-of-a-kind and last minute gifts this holiday season.

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What We Are Thankful For in 2022

During this season of Thanksgiving, we at the Tourism Development Authority are reflecting on the many aspects of Edenton for which we are thankful.

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Kick-off to Christmas

We are one month away from Edenton’s 2nd annual Kickoff to Christmas.

Last year, we tried something new, and it was a smashing success.

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The Herringbone on the Waterfront

There’s been something exciting brewing in Edenton for the last few months.

The Herringbone on the Waterfront.

One thing that consistently surprises our guests is the food they eat.

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Inner Banks Inn

Picking a place to stay when you travel can be tricky.

Clean linens, a nice view, good service, and comfortable beds; If you leave the comfort of your own home, you want someplace worth staying in.

Did you know the Cotton Gin Inn, located right here in Edenton, is one of the best inns in the world?

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The Edenton Experience

When you plan a trip to Edenton, there are a lot of places you can choose to stay.

The Inner Banks Inn and Hampton Inn are exceptional choices, garnering thousands of excellent reviews every year.

But, recently, we were proud to announce the re-opening of the Captain’s Quarters Inn and the Granville Queen, providing an ever wider range of options for people visiting Edenton.

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St. Paul's

Edenton is the sort of place where the walls between the present and the past are especially thin.

You can have lunch at Emilio’s General Store and Takeaway and then step back in time at the Chowan County Courthouse or the Cupola House, just a short walk away.

But, of all the beautiful places from Edenton’s history, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is one of the most unique.

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Roanoke River Lighthouse

Built back in 1886, the fully restored Roanoke River Lighthouse now stands proudly in the harbor at Edenton. 

It started as a guide for ships navigating the waters of the Roanoke River in 1887. Then, after being decommissioned in 1941, it was moved by barge across the sound to private land, where it slowly deteriorated as a neglected residence.

But, today’s story began in 1955.

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August Preview

August is just around the corner. Summer is in full swing, and many exciting things are happening in Edenton before the kids head back to school at the end of the month.

August is a great time to visit Edenton! This month, you can explore the endless history of Edenton, visit our shops downtown, stay at our B&Bs, and catch a glorious summer sunset over the Albemarle Sound from the porch of the Penelope Barker House.

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Five reasons to make the Edenton Trolley Tour your first stop

The Edenton Trolley Tour is a beloved part of life in Edenton.

As it slowly makes its way through the streets, cars honk to greet the passengers, residents wave from their front porches, and businesses welcome riders for a treat or souvenir.

Everyone who has spent time in Edenton knows the sight of the iconic green (and now red) trolley.

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Vacation Rentals in Edenton

Here, at the Tourism Development Authority, we are riding the wave of the most year ever in Edenton’s tourism.

More people are visiting and staying in Edenton than we’ve ever seen!

They are taking the trolley, exploring historic Downtown Edenton, and booking rooms at our hotels and inns.

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The resources you need to plan your Edenton Vacation

Planning a vacation or a long weekend in Edenton can be a little daunting.

Some people love to plan every possible detail to get the most out of their trip.

Others like to go with the flow, letting the vacation come to them.

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7 Things to know about the Edenton Steamers in 2022

Tonight the Edenton Steamers kick off their 2022 season with their home opener coming this Saturday. The Steamers are an integral part of every summer, and their home opener is one of the most anticipated nights of the year in Edenton.

So, in celebration of another Steamers season, here are 7 things you should know about the Edenton Steamers.

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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.

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5 reasons to schedule your Outer Banks Vacation in Edenton

The Outer Banks has become one of the top destinations on the east coast for a vacation.

Especially over the past few years, with COVID impacting vacations, visitorship has exploded because a family could stay relatively isolated, traveling between the beach and a vacation home.

But, did you know that more and more people are choosing to stay in Edenton for their beach vacation?

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Rocky Hock Campground

There are a lot of great places to stay in Edenton, including B&Bs, hotels, and even our soon-to-reopen revamped boat slips.

But, don’t overlook one of the most popular places for people to stay in Edenton, Rocky Hock Campground.

Located a 10-minute drive from downtown Edenton, Rocky Hock Campground is the go-to place for hundreds of RV travelers, campers, and outdoor enthusiasts who come to Edenton.

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Edenton Bay Cruises

Every spring, a familiar site returns to Edenton Bay.

Once again, we can see the Liber-Tea, under the command of Captain Mark Thesier, out on the Albemarle Sound, telling the maritime history of Edenton as he tours up and down the coastline.

As long as the weather permits, Captain Mark takes tourists, visitors, and even residents out for a unique tour of Edenton, focusing on our extensive maritime history.

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Places you want to eat on your Visit to Chowan County

One of the best things about exploring a new place is exploring the food scene.

When you first sit down, there’s the excitement of hearing the specials or seeing the menu for the first time.

Then, there’s the difficulty of picking something to try.

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Maritime Traveling

How do you plan on visiting Edenton this year?

Like many, you probably expect to drive here or potentially fly into one of the airports around Edenton.

But, I’d like to suggest a different option.

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Four things you might not know about the Barker House

The Penelope Barker House is one of the most iconic buildings in Edenton.

This gorgeous and picturesque building sits right at the edge of Edenton’s Albemarle Sound and is essentially the center of the tourism industry in Edenton.

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Harriet Jacobs

Harriet Jacobs is an iconic woman.

There are a lot of stories about perseverance and overcoming adversity.

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Cupola House

Today, Edenton is a land of stunning colonial architecture, impeccably preserved historical sites, and fascinating history that draws people from all over the country.

Academics and tourists alike come to Edenton because of the carefully preserved history.

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Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s day.

We just started the new year, but Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays that sneaks up on you.

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Countdown to Christmas 

The countdown to Christmas has begun!

Last Saturday, we kicked off the Christmas season in Edenton with the first-ever Kick-off to Christmas.

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Christmas 2021 Preview

2021 has been a fantastic year in Edenton, and we’ve set record after record for new visitors coming to Edenton.

But we aren’t done yet!

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Inner Banks Inn

How many towns can boast about having the best accommodations in the world?

When you think of “world-class” places, you think of Paris, New York, LA, or Vail, CO.

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Edenton’s #1 Hotel

If you’ve ever traveled, you know that not all hotels are the same.

Some have cookie-cutter rooms with hard beds, forgettable decorations, and generic accommodations.

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Where To Stay In Edenton

Edenton, NC, is a charming town full of history, mystery, and surprises. But, if you are going to visit, you must figure out where you will stay. No matter how you travel, Edenton has an option that fits your lifestyle.

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5 Essential Places To Visit In Edenton

Edenton might be a small town, but it is packed with important and interesting places to visit.

People are always asking us about what places they should visit when they stop by. Today I’ll tell you.

Here are the top five most essential places to visit when you come to Edenton (in no particular order):

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