At the beginning of any trip to Edenton, NC, make your first stop at the Historic Edenton Visitor Center. Learn about the variety of tours they offer that expose you to 300 years of Edenton's abundant history and culture. The visitor center itself features exhibits and displays inside, along with a helpful assortment of maps and resources for Edenton and Chowan County. This is also where you can sign up for their tours of the 1767 Chowan County Courthouse, the 1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse, the James Iredell House, the 1758 Cupola House and the Harriet Jacobs tour. Their knowledgeable guides take you to North Carolina's oldest courthouse that's still in operation, one of the few remaining screw-pile lighthouses and historic sites rich with stories and significance.