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“A slice of Edenton History” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Barker House

Barker House
505 S. Broad St., Edenton, NC 27932
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Ranked #3 of 12 Attractions in Edenton
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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RIO RANCHO
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121 reviews 121 reviews
14 attraction reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
“A slice of Edenton History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

The Barker House is definitely a slice of Edenton history. Located right on the scenic water front on the Roanoke River it is definitely worth a visit. The two ladies who staffed the house were very friendly and well informed about the history of the house and its most notable resident who lead a petition to the english government that echoed the sentiments of the Boston Tea Party. The facility was well maintained and quite interesting. Note that the house is not at its original location and that the part facing the water is actually the front of the house.

Visited May 2013
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Denham, United Kingdom
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194 attraction reviews
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211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
“Lovely location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Right on the waterfront, the house is very historical and the story of its move interesting. There is an exhibit upstairs which is worth a look.

Visited May 2013
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Raleigh, NC
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6 attraction reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Beautiful views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I stayed in Edenton for our anniversary. It is a quiet little town with great history. The volunteer at the Barker house wasa wealth of knowledge about this historic home. There is no charge to tour the house and there are some great books regarding the history of the area available there..

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Boone, North Carolina
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Iconic porch view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

The view looking at the waterfront from the Soundside of this house, moved to its site in 1952 is a notable North Carolina panorama, and the hospitality of the staff is warm and inviting. On my visit, the site housed a free exhibit on local author Inglis Fletcher, which provided an excellent review of her notable career as writer of local historical fiction.

Visited March 2013
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Huntington Beach, California, United States
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“A house with history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

This is a wonderful house with a lot of history. The furnishings were great. The volunteers were absolutely wonderful and informative. Visit Edenton's historic downtown area. There is something for everyone.

Visited February 2013
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