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Address: 505 S. Broad St., Edenton, NC 27932
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Beautiful historic home

The Barker House is gorgeous, especially the porch where we enjoyed the views from the rockers. The gift shop had many wonderful treasures some of which we had to purchase for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Tallahassee, Florida
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Tallahassee, Florida
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The Barker House is gorgeous, especially the porch where we enjoyed the views from the rockers. The gift shop had many wonderful treasures some of which we had to purchase for souvenirs and gifts.

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Suffolk, Virginia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Loved hearing the history of the beautiful old home which is the welcome center. It's setting is outstanding.

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Papillion, Nebraska
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

First place we visited while in town. The staff was excellent and took their time to explain the town's history and made recommendations on what to see.

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Knowledge of staff, nice gift shop, views of Albermarle Sound. Interesting books about Nc and Edenton

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Full of interesting historical facts. Amazing architecture. 3 renovations but appears to be state of the art for the time period. Friendly hostess. Great gift shop.

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Edenton, North Carolina
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Don't what I was expecting but the Barker house was just OK. Had some very interesting information about the house and the town, but it was just OK. Person answering questions was not as informative as other homes we have visited.

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Winston Salem
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The views from the porch alone are worth a trip to the Barker House, but definitely go inside and speak with the volunteers and visit the gift shop. There are interesting exhibits upstairs and the view from the upper porch is breathtaking. You can also purchase your tickets here for the trolley tour, another worthwhile addition to your trip.

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Greenville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The Penelope Barker House is a mainstay of the Edenton experience. It a lovely start for your day in Edenton. Wonderful views and photo opportunities abound as it overlooks the waterfront. It has a great staff and gift shop. At the beginning of your Edenton day or at the end, enjoy a relaxing rock on the waterfront porch. The Penelope... More 

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Manassas, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The house belonged to the Bakers and Mrs. Baker was one of the originators of the Edenton Tea Party.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Barker Home is sitting beside the water. There is a great wealth of information there in the gift shop and with the staff.

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Address: 505 S. Broad St., Edenton, NC 27932
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Edenton

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