Weekend at a Glance     
            Friday - Sunday, May 7 - May 9, 2021

We understand that this may not be a time for travel but keep us in mind -  as we focus on what we can do to enjoy Edenton and Chowan County! The latest changes as of April 30th are linked below. 
https://www.visitedenton.com/covid19.php

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Happy National Tourism Week - May 2nd - 8th  2021

From The Historic Edenton State Historic Site Visitor Center:

Saturday (May 8th) will be Historic Crafts and Trades Day! Join us at this free, family event in celebration of National Travel and Tourism Week, which will be hosted on the grounds of the James Iredell House. We are open between 9am-5pm with demonstrations 10am-2pm. Explore our outbuildings and experience demonstrations of various historical crafts and trades, including blacksmithing, cooking, woodworking, basket weaving and more! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to learn about some of the attending crafts and tradespeople! Call 252-482-2637 for more info.

From The Penelope Barker Welcome Center:

On May 8th there will be FREE trolley rides for all passengers and FREE Old Jail Tours for guests. The trolley will run at 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, and 2:30.  Tickets must be collected inside before entering. Old Jail Tours will be available at 11:00; 11:30, 12:00, 1:30, 2:00 - up to 6 people per tour. 

From The Edenton Harbor Office:

Paddle Our Creeks and River for no cost!  Equipment rentals will be free in honor of National Tourism Week. 

On and Off the Water Touring - Shopping - Dining and Staying

Spring is the perfect time to visit and take advantage of whatever type of weather comes our way.  Showers help our beautiful gardens grow; shopping with new additions to our downtown features; art at the Chowan Arts Council and some other offers on East King and South Oakum; guided tours - walking and trolley; self-guided museum trail and your favorite dining spot is excited to see you. 

Begin your visit at the Penelope Barker House Welcome Center and proceed from there with whatever mode of explorations you have in mind - most of all Enjoy!

252-482-7800 
505  S Broad Street
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Destination Downtown Shopping - New Features



Surf, Wind and Fire joins the fantastic features along South Broad Street with Outdoor Wear to please every age and a Surfing Pig Tap Room.

Great Boutique, Antique and Art Shops along South Broad, East King and West Water Streets for your shopping pleasure something for those special people you always want to remember.

Operating with COVID Guidelines keeping everyone safe. The link below will lead you to the various opportunities all with social distancing and safety measures.

 
Explore the Possibilities
 

Taylor Theater 



We are so excited to have our movie theater open and featuring first-run movies!

Playing this weekend: The Father

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Operating with COVID Guidelines keeping everyone safe. The link below will lead you to the various opportunities all with social distancing and safety measures with the Best Popcorn Ever....

252-368-1595 
Explore the Possibilities
 


Dining Features - Fresh Seafood Season 

 

Food sampling above: The Edenton Bay Oyster Bar 


Stop by before or after your Shopping and Touring Excursions to dine inside, outside or pick up your take-out order. Warmer weather seems to be finding us making it great to enjoy your delicious meal even at the park.  The links below will lead you to the various restaurants and their cuisine for your dining pleasure:

Edenton Bay Trading Co also hosts Sangria Saturdays and Vinyl Night on Saturday evening inside and on the patio when weather permits - Call for reservation with social distancing - 252-482-4045.

 Explore the Possibilities
 

Saturday, May 1, 2021
Edenton Farmers Market 


The Best Selections for your Spring Menus can be found at the Market - Fresh and Locally Grown. Micro greens are something we can all grow and use.....  Masks will be worn by vendors and they ask that we wear ours also as we practice 6 ft distancing.  Wednesday Markets 3-6 pm.

Edenton Farmers Market

200 North Broad Street
8 - 12 noon        
252-209-4792
Learn More

Walking Weather is HERE - This weekend will make for the perfect time to complete your Edenton check list.  Self-guided Museum Trail Walking Tour; Board the Trolley; Kayaking; Check out the Historic Buildings or  Take a Guided Walking Tour - A great way to get out and about with Social Distancing and learn more about our significant historic contributions...

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Begin your Self-guided Museum Trail Tour at the Penelope Barker House Welcome Center, 505 S Broad St -
they are open to visitors and residents.  Inside you will find a wonderful gift shop that also features online purchases in case you return home and wish you had picked up the perfect gift. Sit a while on the porch.

Trolley Tours:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30  (No Tuesday Trolley)

Sunday 11:30 am, 1:00 pm (Seasonal May - October) 

Tickets are purchased inside the Penelope Barker House Welcome Center

 

Penelope Barker House Welcome Center       

- Open 10 am - 5 pm daily with the exceptions of Tuesdays and Easter Sunday. 
 - Fantastic gift shop, history displays, and trolley reservations inside.  Tour with Masks and Social Distancing

252-482-7800

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Historic Edenton State Historic Site Visitor Center

  - The Visitor Center is open following COVID Criteria 9 am - 5 pm Tues - Sat; Guided Tours Walking Tours are available 10 am and 2 pm/ 252-482-2637 

Walking Tour Costs:    $5 adults/$3 children - Tues - Sat

Historic Edenton State Historic Site Visitor Center
open year round, Tuesday-Saturday  9 am – 5 pm. Closed State Holidays - Good Friday and open on Saturday.
Scheduled Guided Tours offered with reservation - see below the types.
For group reservations, rental inquiries & educational programming, please call.
We accept cash or check ONLY

 All Sites Tour, inclusive of:
Iredell House and dependencies
1767 Chowan County Courthouse
1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse
St. Paul's Episcopal Church & historical cemetery
COST: $5.00 per adult, $2.50 per child (ages 3-15)

 Individual Site Tours
Iredell House and dependencies
1767 Chowan County Courthouse
1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse
St. Paul's Episcopal Church & historical cemetery
COST: $2.50 per adult, $1.50 per child (ages 3-15); per Site

Additional Tours
Cupola House Tour (10 am – 4 pm) by reservation
COST: $5.00 per adult, $2.50 per child

Harriet Jacobs Tour
COST: $2.50 per adult, $1.50 per child
            Fridays & Saturdays  -  Year round by reservation.

1758 Cupola House Tours Sunday noon - 3 pm beginning the end of March 
C
otton Mill Museum Tours Saturday 11 - 2 pm/Sunday 12 - 3 pm year round

Edenton Town Harbor Office is Open to the public 
                  Free Two Day Boat Slip - Kayak, SUP Rentals
         

Sail or Cruise into the South’s Prettiest Small Town. Breakwater, boat slips with electric hookup, and restroom and shower facility. Enjoy the 2-night complimentary stay.
Wi-Fi available at the park.

Outdoor enthusiasts can also rent canoes, kayaks and paddle boards at the harbor daily. 
Paddle our Creeks  and Ponds throughout our town and County: 
Paddling Trails

Kayak
One person in kayak per hour: $5
Two people in kayak per hour: $7
Canoe
Per hour: $10
All Day (one person in canoe): $35
All Day (two people in canoe): $45
Overnight
Kayak or Canoe: $20

Must be returned by 10 am if not returned by 10 am a charge of $10 per hour will be applied.

Sailors and Cruisers — check out the Albemarle Loop Features for getting off the ICW and enjoying the Inner Banks Harbor Towns for planning purposes.

Edenton Harbor Park Assistant available 8 am - 5 pm

252-482-2832 or 252-337-4488
edenton.harbor@edenton.nc.gov
townofedenton.com

 

Weekend cruising with Captain Mark is back in full swing!

The boat is named Liber-tea -- a nod to Edenton's roll in the founding of the United States, which included the Edenton Tea Party.  Liber-tea comfortably seats six passengers, and themed and private charters are available.

Edenton Bay Cruises depart from the docks at Colonial Park, just across from the Penelope Barker House Welcome Center on South Broad Street.

 

Available Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday each week.

South Broad Street, Colonial Park
860-367-5786
edentonbaycruises.com

 

 

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Edenton National Fish Hatchery - US Fish and Wildlife 
             

The Aquarium is currently closed but the trails are open for exploring nature at its finest for all ages.  Chowan County has many trails along our creeks that can be found for outdoor recreation and fishing.  May find some white perch, yellow perch, large mouth bass or who knows but fun to try 7 am - 3 pm.
Fishing the Sound, River and Creeks is another great way to enjoy all Weekends.  Also part of the Charles Kuralt Trail.

 Sonia Mumford
Edenton National Fish Hatchery
1104 W Queen Street 
252-482-4118
Sonia Mumford 
Learn More

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The Links at Mulberry Hill - Waterfront Course
    Schedule a Tee Time or Hit a Few - one-man carts can work well
    Call ahead in case of inclement weather



18-hole, semi-private golf course located along the beautiful Albemarle Sound. Open daily. Driving range on-site. Snack bar and pro shop open 8am-6:30pm/daylight savings time 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Cart rental available. Pool is open for summer enjoyment and the Tennis Courts are ready.  


Linda Parrish

Sound Shore Drive
252-482-3606
Linda Parrish 
Location