Historic Edenton State Historic Site Visitor Center

For information about any of these events, please contact Historic Edenton State Historic Site at (252) 482-2637 or Edenton@ncdcr.gov, 108 N. Broad Street, Edenton, NC 27932.


Harriet Jacobs Student Tours
Offered year-round by advance reservation, Tuesday-Saturdays 10:00 AM & 2:00 PM. This walking tour is a concentration on the life of Harriet Jacobs and the Maritime Underground Railroad that led to an enslaved person's freedom. Program is geared toward the 8th grade curriculum. Fees: $5.00 Adults (ages 13-up); $2.50 Child (ages 3-12). Call 252-482-2637 for more information or reservation.

Every February – March

Harriet Jacobs Walking Tours

Tuesday – Saturday (upon request)
Hear the amazing tale of Harriet Jacobs, a woman born into slavery in Edenton, who escaped to become a well-known abolitionist and author. As documented in her 1861 autobiography, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, this walking tour shares her story and takes you through downtown Edenton to see many of the sites mentioned in her book. Tours include entry into St. Paul's Church and the 1767 Chowan County Courthouse. A fee is charged for this special guided tour: $5 per adult, $1 per child. Self-guided Harriet Jacob Tour Maps of Edenton are also available at the ticket desk for $1. Group Tours, or a Step-on Guide for a bus tour, are available with advance booking. Tours depart from the Historic Edenton Visitor Center, at 108 N. Broad Street.

February 2016 – Fridays at 2:00 PM & Saturdays at 10:00 AM
Enhanced Harriet Jacobs Walking Tours
The Harriet Jacobs tour enhanced to include added emphasis on local Black personalities which will include Jonathan Overton (1752-1853) who fought in the Continental army, Joseph and Robert Price, who were noteworthy members of the 'free-blacks', reverend Simeon N. Griffith (1885-1983) an early civil right rights pioneer, D. F. Walker a long-time educator and high school principal among others. Fees: $5.00 Adults (ages 13 – up); $2.50 Child (ages 3 – 12). Call 252-482-2637 for more information or reservations. Tours depart from the Historic Edenton, State Historic Site, Visitor Center, at 108 N. Broad Street. Individual Group Tours arranged by appointment Tuesdays through Saturday throughout the month of February.

Every March
Women's History Walking Tours
TuesdaySaturday, 10 am and 2 pm

This walking tour will share the history of Edenton with a special emphasis on the women who lived and impacted the town and beyond. Hear about a group of ladies that boycotted tea, the story of escaped slave Harriet Jacobs, and many other tales of the women of Edenton. Tour includes entry to the James Iredell House, St. Paul's Church, the Cupola House, Barker House, and 1767 Chowan County Courthouse. A fee is charged for this special guided tour: $10 per adult, $3.50 per child. Tours depart from the Historic Edenton State Historic Site Visitor Center, at 108 N. Broad Street.

March 2016 - Fridays at 2:00 PM & Saturdays at 10:00 AM
Women's History Month - Women of Edenton Walking Tours
This walking tour will share the history of Edenton with a special emphasis on the women who lived and impacted the town and beyond. Hear about a group of ladies that boycotted tea, the story of escaped slave Harriet Jacobs and many other tales of the women of Edenton. Tours include entry to the James Iredell House, St. Paul's Church, the Cupola House, and the 1767 Chowan County Courthouse. Fees: $10.00 Adults (ages 13 – up); $3.50 Child (ages 3 – 12). Call 252-482-2637 for more information or reservations. Tours depart from the Historic Edenton, State Historic Site, Visitor Center, at 108 N. Broad Street. Individual Group Tours arranged by appointment Tuesdays through Saturday throughout the month of March.

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