Historic Edenton Pilgrimage of Homes

Edenton, NC is breathtaking in spring – the colonial houses,
the landscape, the old plantations … all speak history

Beverly Hall - Edenton, North Carolina Pilgrimage of Homes

(Photos courtesy Chowan County Tourism Develpment Authority)

On April 29 and 30, 2011, fourteen of these original private homes, dating from 1764 to 1910, will be open to the public for Edenton's Biennial Pilgrimage of Homes and Countryside.

The Edenton Woman's Club has sponsored this event since 1949, when author Inglis Fletcher co-chaired the first event.

The seaport town of Edenton, in Chowan County, North Carolina, has been called the "South's Prettiest Small Town." Azaleas and dogwoods bloom everywhere in town and the surrounding countryside where some of the plantations on the tour are located.

Wandering through this small town, down by the waterfront, you might want to grab a rocking chair and sit a spell under a magnolia tree. That is just fine with the good folks of Edenton.



Event:    April 29 & 30, 2011
Information or to purchase tickets:   Visitor Center  252-482-2637, The Barker House 252-482-7800, Chowan Arts Council 252-482-8005


108 North Broad Street
Edenton, North Carolina  27932

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139 miles north east of Raleigh, NC
71 miles south of Norfolk, VA
72 miles west of Outer Banks, NC
187 miles north of Wilmington, NC
40 miles north of
Big Mill Bed & Breakfast in Williamston, NC


Big Mill Bed & Breakfast in Williamston, NC ** Edenton is a great day trip from Big Mill
Culpepper Inn in Elizabeth City, NC **
Gray's Landing in Windsor, NC **

   North Carolina Bed & Breakfast & Inns association members** Members, North Carolina Bed & Breakfast & Inns

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  1. Posted April 23, 2011 at 9:01 am by Marjorie Duckett | Permalink

    I mailed my check for the Edenton spring tour on April 12th and have not received my ticket. As the tour is only a week away, I am concerned that I won't get my ticket in time. Do you have my check?
    Marjorie Duckett
    Littleton, NC

    • Posted April 23, 2011 at 1:30 pm by Chloe | Permalink

      I sent this to the Chowan County Tourism director. She should get back to you soon.

  2. Posted June 18, 2012 at 11:29 am by Margaretta Leary | Permalink

    Please tell me the dates for the 2013 pilgrimage.  Thank you!

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