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“Iconic porch view”

Penelope Barker House Welcome Center
Ranked #2 of 21 things to do in Edenton
Certificate of Excellence
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Boone, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
92 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Iconic porch view”
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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  • English first
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English first
Huntington Beach, California, United States
Level 6 Contributor
171 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“A house with history”
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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Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
82 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Nice introduction to the area”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

Nice start to our visit. The Barker house provided a plenty of history about the area. The views from the house were stunning! Plenty of souvenirs and books available for purchase.

Visited September 2012
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Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Gifts”
Reviewed September 6, 2012

At this stop we were served iced tea and cookies, and were we ready for some refreshment. this is also a great place to purchase gifts and books about the area.

Visited August 2012
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Tarboro, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Stunning landmark.”
Reviewed August 6, 2012

Best view in Eastern North Carolina. Gracious landmark and beautiful setting. Besides being a valuable historic site, it is a fabulous setting for photography.

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