Things To Do in Edenton, NC

In a town with the historic roots of Edenton, NC, things to do logically include many visits to historic sites such as the Chowan County Courthouse (commemorated in 1767), St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (completed in 1776), The Cupola House (built in 1758) and many notable others. The town has a popular walking tour to help you understand the significance of the structures in the state’s second-oldest town, and there’s even a trolley tour with a guide on board to fill in interesting details. Edenton’s things to do include a Civil War trail that you can experience on your own or with a guide, a screw pile lighthouse (one of only a few left in the country) and the waterfront Bell Battery where two cannon that were engaged to defend the town during the Civil War still sit. Of course, the lovingly restored and reused buildings that form the waterfront shopping district provide other enjoyable Edenton activities such as meandering in and out of the shops, stopping into one of the restaurants for a meal and attending annual events that happen in the area such as the Christmas tour of homes. Don’t miss the ghost tour!

Outdoorsy Edenton, NC, Things to Do

But Edenton’s things to do spread out beyond historic houses and sites to the beautiful surrounding land, rivers and sounds. With all the waterways, fishing charters and bay cruises are popular. Locals and visitors also take advantage of camping, golfing, parks and playgrounds. And, let’s not forget the Boys of Summer! This small town is home to the Edenton Steamers, and people come from miles around to watch them play. 

Chowan Arts Council

504 S. Broad Street, Edenton
(252) 482-8005

Satisfy your culture cravings at the Chowan Arts Council. Right at the waterfront in historic downtown, it’s a spot you can easily swing by or return to regularly to check out the displays and exhibits that change almost weekly. Marvel at the creations of talented local and regional artists, ranging from handcrafted jewelry to oil paintings to photography, crafts and more. Their gift shop is... read more

Satisfy your culture cravings at the Chowan Arts Council. Right at the waterfront in historic... read more

Penelope Barker House

505 S. Broad Street, Edenton
(252) 482-7800

One Edenton attraction that often catches people's eyes before any other is the Penelope Barker House. The three-story white house rests at the end of Edenton's historic downtown, half facing S. Broad Street and the other overlooking the sound. Also serving as Edenton and Chowan County's welcome center, it's known as "Edenton's living room." Visitors tend to pick up informational pamphlets here as well as... read more

One Edenton attraction that often catches people's eyes before any other is the Penelope Barker... read more

Rocky Hock Campground

1008-A David's Red Barn Lane, Edenton
(252) 221-4695
Additional Phone Number
(252) 333-8329

Get away from the bustle of life by escaping to the Rocky Hock Campground. Situated in the middle of the Rocky Hock area in Chowan County, the campground plays host to new and returning nature-lovers who want to spend a little time breathing in the fresh country air and sleeping under the stars. Whether you choose to pitch a tent or camp out in a... read more

Get away from the bustle of life by escaping to the Rocky Hock Campground. Situated... read more

The Rocky Hock Playhouse

749 Virginia Road, Edenton
(252) 482-4621

Whether you’re a resident or simply passing through, spice up your time in Edenton by checking out the entertainment scene. The Rocky Hock Playhouse produces and puts on about four to five new Christian musicals each year. It was founded by Jeff and Gloria Emmerich who write, direct and produce all the shows, casting actors from the local community. The Rocky Hock Playhouse fosters an... read more

Whether you’re a resident or simply passing through, spice up your time in Edenton by... read more