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Barker House

505 S. Broad St., Edenton, NC 27932
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Edenton
Type: Historic Sites
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Beaufort, North Carolina
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73 reviews 73 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is a very nice place to visit in Edenton. An older historical home, well preserved, that also serves as a gift shop. Knowledgeable volunteers can tell you the history of the place and other facts about Edenton. It is rather scenic as it sits by the water with excellent views all around. If you want to see other parts... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The volunteers were helpful and well informed about the area. The porch was comfortable to rock and enjoy the view.

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Palmyra, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Looked at new books available on History of the area. Enjoyed just sitting in old rockers on the cool porch looking out on Edenton Bay on a hot June day. The Barker House provided all the information we needed for our sight-seeing tours of the town.

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Raleigh, NC
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is a restored home that has been moved to the waterfront. It serves a visitors center, trolley start point and trolley ticket sales, an excellent educational gift shop with many local books full of Edenton history and architecture.

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Kershaw, South Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Period antiques, history of the town and the house, overlooking the Albemarle Sound. The volunteers who work there are very knowledgeable about the history of the house and the history of Edenton.

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Outer Banks, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The volunteer staff is friendly. But as historic buildings go, this one is nothing special. We looked around for a bit but in fact, it's just an old building.

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Virginia Beach, VA
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97 reviews 97 reviews
5 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Spent only a short while in Edenton at the beginning of summer. I had heard how beautiful it was and had an hour to spare while returning from a business trip so I stopped in. Edenton, and the Barker House in particular, is truly charming. The house is redone in period furnishings and overlooks the Albemarle Sound from nearly every... More

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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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279 reviews 279 reviews
99 attraction reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This lovely house on the Edenton waterfront is almost the archetypical image one has of the superb little town. It has been beautifully restored by volunteers who also maintain the building, run the gift shop and act as guides. We met a lovely lady called Ann who told us all about the house then left us to wander at our... More

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Locust Grove, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The location of this home/visitors center is beautiful. We were looking for idea's on where we could go to launch a kayak. They had no idea and sent us to the dock master. He too had no idea. As it turned out not 2 blocks from the Barker House was a kayak launch. So we felt like they could have... More

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North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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66 reviews 66 reviews
21 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Walking into the Barker House, you're immediately greeted by a friendly volunteer ready to serve your needs whatever they might be - tickets to the great trolley tour; information on the town; a brief explanation or an in-depth look at what makes the Barker House famous; an unsual gift to purchase; or even where to find a "necessity room", these... More

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