DescriptionOne of the oldest communities in the state, Edenton served as a Colonial center of commerce, society and politics. Named for Lords Proprietary governor Charles Eden and incorporated in 1722, it was the first capital of the colony.
On the courthouse green is a marker commemorating the Edenton Tea Party, thought to be the first purely political action by women in the American Colonies—on Oct. 25, 1774, a group of 51 signed a resolution supporting the action of the North Carolina Provincial Assembly to boycott highly taxed British goods.
Visitor InfoHistoric Edenton State Historic Site Visitor Center 108 N. Broad St. EDENTON, NC 27932. Phone:(252)482-2637
Self-guiding toursThe visitor center provides a map ($1) outlining several self-guiding walking tours focusing on the area's African-American history and architectural legacy. Guided walking and trolley tours are offered for a fee. Free maps and brochures promoting historic sites and attractions in northeastern North Carolina also are available.
Things to SeeHistoric Edenton State Historic Site