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Barker House

505 S. Broad St., Edenton, NC 27932
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Ranked #1 of 11 attractions in Edenton
Type: Historic Sites
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English first
Virginia Beach, VA
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88 reviews 88 reviews
5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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237 reviews 237 reviews
80 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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Raleigh
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The lady who greeted us as we came in was very helpful and very knowledgeable. she told us of the house and took us out on the back stoop and invited us to go in the gift shop.

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Washington, D.C.
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

This is a must see if you are visiting Edenton. It is right on the water and the staff is super friendly and knowledgeable about the history of the house and the town. The gift shop is nice too.

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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85 reviews 85 reviews
20 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We enjoyed sitting on the porch at Barker House, quietly talking and looking out at the water. There isn't much to actually see inside the house, just a downstairs sitting area and some small historical exhibits on the second floor. There are loads of beautiful gifts to buy and the people who work there are very friendly and helpful. You... More

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Vinton, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

The view was beautiful! It was nice sitting on the porch in the rocking chairs. There was also a nice gift shop along with the history.

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Richmond
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Beautiful historic home located on an Edenton focal point! Beautiful at sunset. Host to many holiday and town events, especially at Christmas.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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69 reviews 69 reviews
25 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

The house itself was moved to the waterfront from its previous location and is undergoing some rehabilitation on the second floor patio/balcony. It is the stories told by the house tour guide that make this worthwhile. It is truly an American treasure with what is considered one of the first or the first group actions taken by women with what... More

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