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.
But, whether you are more of a “planner” or “experiencer,” you need to know what’s available and how you can fill your time.
Our website is filled with resources to help you plan your perfect trip to Edenton. So, today, I’m gathering some of the most important ones into one place to make planning your trip even easier.
Are you a history buff looking to learn everything you can about Edenton? Or, maybe you are planning on stopping here overnight with kids and want to ensure you know how to help them get the wiggles out after being in the car all day? Or, maybe you travel with your pup and want to include them in your fun.
We have custom-designed itineraries to help you figure out what you can do during your stay in Edenton.
Exploring the Albemarle Region?
The entire Albemarle region (including Edenton) is overflowing with history. The famous pirate Blackbeard, the Lost Colony of Roanoak, a baseball Hall of Farmer, and the place where the Wright Brothers took their first successful flight are just a short drive away.
Don’t get me wrong. There’s more than enough inside Edenton to fill up a day or an entire weekend.
But, if you want to expand your horizons or see one of the iconic, history-making places near here, there’s plenty to explore. Here are just a few of the fascinating places you can explore within just a short drive from Edenton.
- Hope Plantation in Windsor (26 miles)
- Sans Souci Ferry in Windsor (25 miles)
- Boone’s Antiques in Wilson (80 miles)
- History Worth Repeating (Halifax 80 miles/Warrenton 125 miles)
- Newbold-White House in Hertford (14 miles)
- Jim “Catfish” Hunter Museum in Downtown Historic Hertford (14 miles)
- Historic Hertford Antique Shopping Downtown (14 miles)
- Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City (33 miles)
- Somerset Place in Creswell (25 miles)
- Manteo (65 miles) Elizabethan Gardens, Ft. Raleigh, Lost Colony Pageant (summer only), Roanoke Island Festival Park including the Elizabeth II, NC Aquarium
There is an abundance of ways to explore Edenton. You can take a self-guided walking tour, the trolley tour, an Edenton Ghost tour, or join Captain Mark on the Liber-tea for a tour of the maritime history of Edenton.
But did you know that you can also schedule customized and behind-the-scenes tours of many of the most iconic places in Edenton? Whether you are looking for an in-depth tour of one building or looking to follow a theme, guides from the State Historic Society can help you or your group set up completely customized tours to fit your interests. They are knowledgeable and well-versed in local lore, giving you even more insight into Edenton’s fascinating history.
There are so many resources available.
VisitEdenton.com is packed with resources to help you schedule the perfect trip to Edenton. With the resources here and throughout the site, we want to make planning your trip just as easy as enjoying your trip when you are here!