Yesterday, I posted some of the photos I took in Edenton from my phone. Today, I'm going to delve a little deeper into some of our site seeing and give a few places to check out if you ever head to the adorable town.
A childhood friend owns an adorable shop called Summerhouse
, so that's where we started. We got some recommendations from the locals. We walked down to the Visitor Center
and saw a trolley drive past, so we made our minds up we'd be going on a trolley tour later.
Edenton is famous for hosting a tea party after the Boston Tea Party. What made it significant in American History was that it was hosted by affluent ladies of Edenton, which was North Carolina's first colonial capital. So, the scene above is a picture commemorating the Edenton Tea Party. You'll see the reference to the tea party on the trolley later.
The Cupola House was built in 1758 and the gardens were restored in 1769. I can't even get over how amazing this house and its grounds are.
The Roanoke River Lighthouse is right in the Edenton Bay where it meets the Albemarle Sound and the Roanoke River.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
is the second oldest in North Carolina and was built in 1736. There is a gorgeous cemetery attached to the church grounds.
This is a shot I snapped of the Courthouse Green looking into Edenton Bay while on our trolley tour. I highly recommend the tour because we saw so many other gorgeous homes and historic sites that I couldn't get pictures.
If my lawn could grown wild flowers, I'd never let DG cut it again.
Those porches on the Barker House
overlooking the Edenton Bay still have me swooning.
The Courthouse Green was my favorite part. The view is seriously perfect and I have major house envy for the houses that border the green.
Like, this one. OMG.
Queen Anne Park has this amazing wooden bridge and a great park and view right near Courthouse Green.
Here's the view of Edenton Bay with both the Courthouse Green and Queen Anne Park from the Barker House. Penelope Barker was one of the ladies involved in the Edenton tea party. Her house is the one with the amazing porches.
If you ever visit, you must shop at Summerhouse Interiors, Polka-Dot Palm, have coffee at Edenton Coffee House, and have lunch at Bistro 309. There are also some awesome antiques in The Shoppes on Broad. If I had a bigger car, a few pieces would have gone home with me for sure.
Hope you are having a great Tuesday!
And the Roanoke River Lighthouse
sits closely to the Barker House. The weather started as pretty overcast, but ended up absolutely beautiful.
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