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Barker House

Barker House is a historic 18th-century mansion that's nestled on the shores of Edenton Bay and offers superb waterfront views. This beautiful Georgian house is the first stop on the Edenton museum trail and currently, serves as a visitor center. Barker House is elegantly decorated with a combination of rustic as well as modern furniture and paintings making it an interesting and insightful visit.

Cupola House

One of Edenton Bay's most iconic structures, Cupola House was built by famous land proprietor Francis Corbin in the year 1758. The house was sold to Dr. Samuel Dickinson after his death, who ensured that its name remained the same. Due to financial constraints, the house wasn't well maintained and hence laid in a state of ruin until a group of locals purchased it and subjected it to a variety of restoration processes. The house is currently open to the public for guided tours around the property.

The 1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse

The 1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse was first activated around 1866. The lighthouse minded the ships sailing along the Roanoke River. After being deactivated as a lighthouse around 1941, it was restored by the local historical society. Tour around to find the furniture and the interior of the place, resembling to its former appearance and also know more about the cruising history of the period.

Lane House

Built in 1718-19, the Lane House is the oldest house in North Carolina identified by dendrochronolgy. It was during the renovations of the house that the contractor discovered old hand-hewn beams that belonged to the 17th century. Owners Steve and Linda Lane then contacted researches from Williamsburg to conduct dendrochronological investigation only to confirm the fact. The cozy one-and-a half storey home is still home to the Lanes and is located in Edenton.

Newbold-White House

Built in 1730 on the banks of the Perquimans River, the Newbold-White House is one of the state's oldest surviving buildings, and the oldest that is open to visitors. The historic, Sanders' family has been lovingly restored and furnished in a manner that would have been typical of an early 18th-century colonial Quaker household. Besides the house, visitors are also welcome to tour the seasonal garden and visit the Periaguer - a replica of the colonial boats that once plied the river. Handmade, regional crafts, books, and souvenirs are available at the museum store.

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