Tour one of Edenton's cultural and historic gems at the Cupola House. This Registered National Historic Landmark was built in 1758 by the last of the English Lord Proprietors. It immediately gained recognition as a stand-out Jacobean-style house south of Connecticut. As time passed the house fell into disrepair, but in an inspiring display of commitment to Edenton's culture, local citizens rallied together in what later became the Cupola House Association and raised the funds to restore the house to its former majesty. After the community stepped in, the house served as the county library and a tearoom and today hosts events and is open to tour groups. But it's not just the house on its own that attracts a crowd — the Colonial Revival Gardens are a little oasis in the center of the town's bustle. They were designed by the same landscape architect who crafted the grounds at Colonial Williamsburg. House tours on Tuesdays through Saturdays can be arranged through the Edenton State Historic Site Visitors Center. Additionally, the Cupola House is open on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. from March through November. The gardens are open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and no ticket purchase is required.
408 S. Broad Street, Edenton