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Barker House

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Address: 505 S Broad St, Edenton, NC 27932-1937
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252-482-7800
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Edenton's shining star

There are two prominent landmarks that you associate with Edenton. The Barker House and the Lighthouse. THe Light House is as notable and photogenic as the Barker House, but its... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Edenton, North Carolina
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Edenton, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are two prominent landmarks that you associate with Edenton. The Barker House and the Lighthouse. THe Light House is as notable and photogenic as the Barker House, but its not open as often, costs to enter and isn't as "functional" as the Barker House. Barker house also has a longer, deeper history, although the history and story of both... More 

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Clayton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed our visit to the Barker House on our first trip to Edenton. Beautifully restored and kept, with plenty of history to see in the exhibit rooms, and great views of the water from the second floor. Also has a nice shop to purchase souvenirs and keepsakes. Ladies in the house are very friendly and welcoming. This is also where... More 

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

Stopped here on our way to the Outer Banks. This was a fun stop, even for our 5yr old. We learned about the origins of the house and the owners and was able to pick up a few souveniers as well. The grounds outside the house are well maintained and the pier and lighthouse are a must see!

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Kernersville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

House was full of great historical facts. We took the trolley tour from here. Guide and driver extremely knowledgeable. Very good way to learn the history of the town.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Barker House is a beautifully restored and maintained piece of American history. When you visit, DO avail yourself of the docents, as they have wonderful tales to tell. The house also has a wonderful gift shop.

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Thomasville, North Carolina
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

I continue to receive newsletters from The Penelope Barker House and enjoy reading about this wonderfully Historic Community and what new things are going on or what activities this town has going on during the course of a year. When you step into this visitors center, the staff so graciously give you full details of the history of not only... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 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 15 November 2016

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 24 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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