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.