Newbold-White House

Newbold-White House, Hertford: Address, Phone Number, Newbold-White House Reviews: 4/5

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billekc
Hertford, NC4 contributions
Hertford historic home
Oct 2019
Newbold White House is an experience of the past. It's definitely worth a trip to see how people lived and worked.
Written November 5, 2019
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Karen A
Hertford, NC336 contributions
I love history. This is amazing.. Quaker owned. Don’t just hit the beach teach your kids some history past.
Jun 2019 • Solo
A fancier house for This period. I imagine Indians seeing this place was amazed. The henges, the wood, a second floor, and owned by a gentle Quaker family and passed down and even used for government later. It has history and lots of it. Reminded me of the first settlements from religious individuals. They say the owner did not come with wealth he made it here in the USA and built this lavish home. 1700 that is a ways back. Unfortunately less and less people are interested in history. This is a place over looked but should not be. Lack of funds eventually may let this place slide into poor upkeep. Go see it while you can. It is only open Thurs.- Friday-& Saturday 10-.

Don’t pass this place up on your way to OBX teach your kids a little history on the way there or back it’s worth it.
Written June 20, 2019
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RaleighNCtravel
Raleigh, NC469 contributions
Not open
May 2018 • Couples
We tried to visit during the posted hours of operation (Thursday, 3pm) but it was not open. There was a mailbox with brochures of history of the house and land. If you want tourists to visit, you should be open during posted hours.
Written May 6, 2018
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D2958ZXgarym
King, United States848 contributions
Delightful historic house, believed to be the oldest in North Carolina!
Mar 2017 • Solo
Since the area to the north of the Albemarle Sound was the first region of North Carolina to be settled, it should come as no surprise that what is believed to be the oldest surviving house in the state is found here. Here in the “Cradle of North Carolina,” near the town of Hertford, the Newbold-White House provides an interesting and informative look at the early history of the “Old North State.”

Abraham Sanders built the two-story brick house circa 1730. The exterior appearance of the structure is reminiscent of medieval English homes and exhibits Flemish bond brickwork; the interior follows a traditional hall-and-parlor floor plan, with a winding stairway leading to two bedrooms above. Closets formed on either side of the interior fireplaces and chimneys are distinctive features of the house. The home is furnished with typical period pieces, the most notable being an intricately carved ebony cabinet in the hall. Used as a residence until the 1960s, the house was acquired by a non-profit association in 1973. Restoration began in 1975, and the house was opened to the public in 1981.

In recent years, the site completed building a replica of a shallow-draft boat called a “periauger.” Vessels of this type, 30 feet long with two masts roughly 18 feet in height, were commonplace among the Albemarle settlers, who used them to transport goods by inland waterways. Sanders owned a periauger, and a canal was built to connect his property to the nearby Perquimans River. This replica periauger has become an integral part of the site’s interpretive program. The Newbold-White House is open seasonally (March-November). An admission fee is charged for a guided tour of the house and gardens. The visitor center includes a small museum and gift shop and shows a ten-minute film entitled “Window to the Past.”
Written February 8, 2018
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standingj
Hertford, NC133 contributions
Early Quaker
Oct 2017 • Family
This is a great place to visit to get an understand of what life was like in the late 1700's in North Carolina. The Quakers were among the first to land in this area and it was a difficult life style. The garden grounds around the old house is representative of what they grow durning there times.
Written November 9, 2017
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Lvsportsnut028
Sacramento, CA69 contributions
Tour of Newbold-White House
Sep 2017 • Friends
This tour is definitely a hidden treasure. The Newbold-White House was built in the 1700s by Quakers. It's an awesome property and well-worth the time and effort of the tour. Our volunteer guide, Ken, was extremely knowledgeable. I guess he should be since he has worked there for over 25 years. He takes his time and explains all the history associated to this wonderful home and associated property. The cost was approximately $5.50.
Written September 12, 2017
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AngusChevy
Saint Louis, MO31 contributions
Restored Quaker House
Aug 2016
Surely a labor of love for the local restoration group! What a nice job restoring this brick home from the 1730 era. Knowledgeable tour guide, and cute gift shop!
Written August 19, 2016
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acnc
North Carolina104 contributions
Hidden gem
Oct 2015 • Family
a restored Quaker house showing life in the 1700's. Open mostly on the weekends. Interesting kitchen garden and beautiful flower garden.
Written April 25, 2016
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elninopadre
Los Angeles4 contributions
Really nice and peaceful...
Jan 2016 • Couples
The trek to the lakefront dock in the rear of the property was well worth it! The house itself was not open at the time so we just walked around and peeked into the building. It was well maintained from the exterior
Written February 1, 2016
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glib224422
Hertford, NC4 contributions
ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF OUT SIDERS NOT WELCOME
Sep 2015 • Family
I went to the house with my son to give him a sense of American history. What a mistake! First they asked me for my state issued I.D. I asked them why, then went on to tell me that they keep a log of all visitors coming and going. At first I thought nothing of it until...."I'm sorry sir but you have a Florida drivers license" I replied by saying, "Is that a problem?" The property owner went on to explain, "We like to reserve our land to locals to Hertford, Edenton, and Elizabeth city." I responded with, "You must be joking!" The property owner said, "Yes sir I'm very serious. I'm going to have to ask you to leave PLEASE!" It was obvious I was not welcome. She insisted if I don't right away she would call the police and have me arrested for trespassing. So I thought It was a good time to leave and never come back to Hertford, NC. THEY DON'T LIKE OUTSIDERS!
Written October 15, 2015
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