While there are many things to do in our town, the Edenton, NC, attractions that we highlight tend to have their roots in the town’s roots – in the historic beginnings and experiences of Edenton since Colonial times. Edenton was established in 1712 and was originally called Towne on Queen Anne’s Creek. It was renamed and incorporated in 1722 as the town of Edenton after Governor Charles Eden. Being one of the oldest towns in the state, it’s understandable that our historic buildings are one of our most cherished Edenton, NC, attractions, and we’ve worked hard to maintain and restore them to both honor our past and give people a sort of living history lesson today. Many of these sites date to the early 1700s, some remind us of the trials of wars and a few are houses of worship that have welcomed parishioner for more than 300 years. Some of our local industries that were housed in gracious old buildings, peanut farming and cotton ginning, also are current-day Edenton attractions. And, we give you fun ways to visit all these sites with ease through guided, self-guided and trolley tours.
Outdoor Edenton, NC, Attractions
Not every Edenton, NC, attraction is of the historic sort! In an area where waterways meet land, you can count on boat cruises and lighthouses. Those same waters and the rich ecosystem they provide serve as the backdrop for a national fish hatchery. And, as an Edenton attraction of a somewhat similar ilk, native son Jim “Catfish” Hunter’s museum is a regional draw as is the sport of baseball that he so helped support.