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.
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 1767, The Chowan County Courthouse is a wonderful specimen of 18th-century Georgian architecture with sloped roofs, tall windows, a centrally positioned clock tower, and arched entrances. Once the seat of the county of Chowan, this is a heritage structure that was recognized as a National Historic Landmark in the year 1970. The courthouse is open to the public for tours.
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.
A prime example of a combination of Federal and Georgian styles of architecture, James Iredell House was built in 1776 by renowned supreme court judge James Iredell. Sr. The design of the house adheres to an 'L' shape formation that includes the main portion of the structure, flanked by a lower positioned block. The house is currently under the ownership of The Historic Society of Edenton and functions as a house museum.