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Address: 505 S Broad St, Edenton, NC 27932-1937
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Sit on the back porch!

Beautiful home, lots of history. Staff very knowledgeable. Best part is sitting on the rocking chairs on the back porch & watching the water! Park & stroll through the park, see... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
momdzall
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Washington, Pa
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Washington, Pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful home, lots of history. Staff very knowledgeable. Best part is sitting on the rocking chairs on the back porch & watching the water! Park & stroll through the park, see the lighthouse & stroll through downtown while you're here!

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houston, tx
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This home is a lovely representation of the period. Nice pieces and great place to start touring the town.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful home rich in history! Stop here for a tour and tour tickets for the trolley. There is a cute gift shop too. Enjoyed very much

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Thank seasidenlovinit
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots to look at and a little shop to buy souvenirs. We also bought tickets for the trolley that took us around town and told about all to history and showed the most historical homes and the stories behind them.

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Asuncion, Paraguay
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Barker house. Was a great place to visit. Had a great tour and was very informative. Staff were pleasant and took the Newship to educate us on all the detail of Edenton and the town. Would come back and stay a few extra days.

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Thorndale, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Standing on the porches at the Barker house gives you a sense of history of the revolutionary war times. Fascinating to know that the women of Edenton signed a document no more tea until all were represented in England. Unheard of at that time!!! Self walking tour of the house was great and the views from the porches breathtaking! A... More 

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Morrisville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

We went into the Barker house to obtain information for touring the city and loved the house itself and received all the information we needed to explore this beautiful historic city.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

The 1782 Penelope Barker House is beautifully restored and it is a wonderful place to visit. It is a welcoming place that gives you an introduction to the history of this quaint town and its people.

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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Lot of history, included and also a gift shop. A great place to rest on Porch with Rockers over looking water, and enjoy the brease on a hot day

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Home of Penelope Barker, who started the women's tea rebellion against British taxes on tea and fabrics. Relocated to current location, the house serves as gift shop, visitor center, gallery upstairs and place to relax. Brief historical account provided by gift shop attendant who also sells the tickets for the excellent historical trolley tour offered multiple times during the day.... More 

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