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Penelope Barker House Welcome Center

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505 S Broad St, Edenton, NC 27932-1937
+1 252-482-7800
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First stop on vacation

Take a stroll through time when visiting. Learn about screw piles and steel roller bars and the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
jumpseater2017
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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Kmf

Lovely place. Welcoming and so nice to sit on porch and watch the river. We even came back in the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
manning81
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Durham, North Carolina
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505 S Broad St, Edenton, NC 27932-1937
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+1 252-482-7800
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"welcome center"
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"rocking chairs"
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"buy tickets"
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"second floor"
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"back porch"
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"beautiful building"
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"great place to start"
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"first stop"
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"interesting history"
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"the trolley tour"
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"historical home"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Take a stroll through time when visiting. Learn about screw piles and steel roller bars and the connection to Edenton buildings. Friendly and helpful volunteers.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place. Welcoming and so nice to sit on porch and watch the river. We even came back in the evening to watch the moon over the river. Good books available at the gift shop.

Thank manning81
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You will get in the spirit of this charming town by visiting the Penelope Barker House Welcome Center. The volunteers were pleasant and knowledgeable and gave a brief history of the house and the town. We were very happy that this was the first "stop"...More

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Reviewed May 10, 2018

There are some nice displays and information for touring Edenton. You can purchase tickets and board a trolley at this location. The Roanoke Lighthouse is near also.

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Reviewed April 23, 2018

Beautiful house at the end of Broad Street, facing the river. Here you learn how Penelope Barker organized the first Women's Lib back in the 1700s. Local history displays (best ones upstairs on the second floor), brochures, gift shop and where you purchase the trolley...More

Thank Patricia B
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Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

The welcome center is a historical museum and not just an information center. I found it very interesting and the presentations of some of the local buildings was very informative. It is a three story building but the third story was closed at the time....More

Thank EHPhxAZ
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Reviewed April 15, 2018

The historic home is lovely and has the added bonus of being the welcome center. This was a our first visit to Edenton so the welcome center was a our first stop. The views are breath-taking. We purchased our trolley tour tickets here and enjoyed...More

Thank benooch67
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

This being a welcome center is what drew us to it as we had just pulled into Edenton. We were greeted by a lovely woman (Martha) who spent time with us providing us some very interesting history on Penelope Barker who was a politically active...More

Thank tswolfe65
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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

This welcome Center was a worthwhile stop. Staff were young, enthusiastic and friendly. Parking was convenient. Harbor views were nice. The structure itself was beautiful and the gifts and books were nicely suggested and displayed. There was even free peanut samurai les on my very...More

Thank Robert B
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Reviewed March 15, 2018

Called in as a stop off on our road trip because I had read that Edenton was very pretty. It is! The welcome centre is great. Restored old house - you can wander round at your leisure. There are exhibits upstairs and lots of interesting...More

Thank LiciaW
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Sajo112013
January 11, 2018|
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Response from Sue M | Reviewed this property |
Not sure...but there are a bunch of steps to get in...that I know..you could call them...there is a little museum on the second floor too
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