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Penelope Barker House Welcome Center

505 S Broad St, Edenton, NC 27932-1937
+1 252-482-7800
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Welcoming Welcome Center

We felt 'welcome' the moment we stepped in the door. Lots of information about the history of a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Boone, North Carolina
Beautiful location and building

This is a great place to begin learning about Edenton and its history. There is plenty to see and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Pinehurst, North Carolina
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505 S Broad St, Edenton, NC 27932-1937
+1 252-482-7800
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We felt 'welcome' the moment we stepped in the door. Lots of information about the history of a lovely town and the exhibits are thorough. The employees are pleasant and very helpful.

Thank SweetieJr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to begin learning about Edenton and its history. There is plenty to see and take the time to read the plaques.

Thank jartman65
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Great place to start one's visit. The history of the house was so interesting. Stories of Edenton's notable citizens, including a former slave, are fascinating. There is a great little giftshop which is where the trolley tour tickets are sold. Definitely take the trolley tour...More

Thank Carol W
Reviewed 11 September 2017

This is the definite first stop when visiting Edenton. You really feel like you've stepped back in time walking into this home. And don't forget the cute gift shop: I bought a 3-4-5 minute tea timer that sits on my home office desk. Why tea...More

Thank Hans M
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We purchased our trolley tickets in this beautiful home! I heard a gentlemen explaining the history of this home in another room but had to rush to make the 11:30 am trolley. Would've loved to go back and hear the rest of the story! From...More

Thank NcCarolinagirlz
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We visited the welcome center while waiting for our trolley tour to begin. The center offers a well stocked gift shop including several books on the history of the area. The views from the center are beautiful and you must take a few minutes and...More

1  Thank Don W
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Everyone we met at the welcome center was so helpful and knowledgeable. Lovely, historic home to see and shop in or buy tickets for the trolley. Nice back porch with view of water.

Thank Debbi D
Reviewed 28 August 2017

This place is where you buy the trolly tickes for an hour tour of the town and a nice place to relax befroe going on the tour.

Thank endjed
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Very caring and generous staff. Lots of great info is shared and they just seem to have as much time as you could possibly need.

Thank diane20172017
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

A great starting point when you are new to the area. A beautiful home filled with period furniture and so much information to go through. The gift shop inside was also a nice place to shop for souvenirs. The back porch has several rockers on...More

Thank Trisha S
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