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Barker House

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Address: 505 S Broad St, Edenton, NC 27932-1937
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Interesting house and great shop!

Lovely old house serving as Welcome Center on Edenton waterfront, particularly gorgeous on a sunny day. Nice exhibits, view from house of water, but a stand out gift shop with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
mariasmomonkent
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Duluth, Minnesota
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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely old house serving as Welcome Center on Edenton waterfront, particularly gorgeous on a sunny day. Nice exhibits, view from house of water, but a stand out gift shop with "sale" items on second floor. Trolley tours start from here, but not running on Sunday post Thanksgiving.

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Clayton, North Carolina
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I had no idea what to expect from Edenton, NC but we were pleasantly surprised at how we fell in love with the town! We started our adventure at the Penelope Barker House where we learned about the area and historical events. From there we took a trolly that showed us all around the town. The trolly... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

A nice stop while visiting the town. It is worth walking through. The lighthouse is just a short walk. The courthouse is also a short walk plus a beautiful location.

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Suffolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

The Barker house is also the Welcome Center. The bathrooms are very nice. You can tour the house, shop at the gift store, and learn about historic Edenton from the knowledgeable staff. This is also where you buy tickets for the trolley tour. And be sure to check out the story on the Civil War cannons that face the water.

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1 Thank JCKimmer
Richmond, Virginia
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Classic Historical Home right on the Albemarle Sound. The history of Edenton, NC is on display in the building. Refreshments erved

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

This is a beautiful home on the water with lots of history inside. The staff is very friendly and informative. They have a really nice gift shop with very unique items and lots of books for sale. You can also buy your trolley tickets here. I enjoyed the history of the Barker House and sitting out on the back porch,... More 

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Limerick, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Lots of history in Edenton and wonderfully helpful staff in the Barker House that are quite informative. Definitely highly recommend, especially for the history buff.

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Washington, Pa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

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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1 Thank momdzall
houston, tx
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

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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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 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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