Historic Edenton State Historic Site Visitor Center
Events associated with the North Carolina Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration
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
Concentration on the life of Harriet Jacobs and the Maritime Underground Railroad that led to an enslaved person’s freedom. Fee. 8th grade. Reservations required. Available year round to schools.
May: 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015
Civil War Maritime Living History Program
Historic Edenton in conjunction with the Carolina Living History Guild hosts a Civil War Maritime Living History Program on the 1767 Chowan County Courthouse Green. History demonstrations and tours of the 1767 Chowan County Courthouse. Free. Open to the public.
October Mondays: 2011-2015
Chowan County Courthouse Student Tours
1767 Chowan County Courthouse with panel room tours and discussion of the Edenton personalities and groups who made an impact during the Civil War. Demonstrations and activities that relate to how the war affected daily life. Fee. 4th grade. Reservations required.
2nd Saturday in December 2011-2015
Edenton Bell Battery
Portraying a Confederate artillery unit, the reenactors of the Edenton Bell Battery. Battery B, 3rd Battalion, on the 1767 Chowan County Courthouse Green. Free. Open to the public.
Harriet Jacobs Symposium
Celebrating the 200th anniversary of Harriet Jacobs’ birth, this symposium will be held in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of “The Emancipation Proclamation” with lectures based on the Harriet Jacobs papers and Harriet’s Reconstruction work. Tour of Saint Paul’s Church. Fee. Adult audience. Reservations required.