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.
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.
The Somerset Historic Site is a great historic site that features the history of several buildings for the slaves of plantation house, the site also includes two houses, a hospital, and the grounds which include a place which was used to punish slaves. The visitors can take a tour of the site by visiting the plantation house, the diary, kitchen, laundry, smokehouse, and salting house. The visitors center also displays the history of this great site and also a gift shop with several merchandise.
House of the Governor David Stone, the Historic Hope Plantation takes you back to the early 19th Century era. Here, you get to explore architecture, furnishings and objects that speak volumes about the rural life. Managed by the Historic Hope Foundation, this plantation welcomes visitors and offers tours too.