As the North Carolina's second oldest town, Edenton's rich culture and history attract visitors and have earned it recognition at the state and national levels. Walking around the historic downtown is almost like being in an outdoor history museum. Start at the Historic Edenton Visitors Center to check out its exhibits and pick up maps and recommendations for what to see and when. Visit the 1800/1827 James Iredell House, home to one of the justices to the first U.S. Supreme Court. Marvel at one of the country's longest operating and maintained Colonial American Courthouses. The Cupola House, Penelope Barker House and St. Paul's Episcopal Church welcome a steady stream of visitors as well. And no visit to Edenton would be complete without stopping to see the 1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse, one of the few screw-pile lighthouses in the country. Simply wandering through the streets of Edenton's historic downtown lets you drink up the beautiful architecture and landscaping of the restored homes that exude Southern charm and class. The Visitors Center offers guided walking tours every day to take you to the town's famed spots and teach you about their significance. You can even opt for a guided trolley tour. Come see what makes Edenton "the South's prettiest town."