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Barker House, Edenton
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A nice stop while visiting the town. It is worth walking through. The lighthouse is just a short walk. The courthouse is also a short walk plus a beautiful location.
The Barker house is also the Welcome Center. The bathrooms are very nice. You can tour the house, shop at the gift store, and learn about historic Edenton from the knowledgeable staff. This is also wh... read more »
Classic Historical Home right on the Albemarle Sound. The history of Edenton, NC is on display in the building. Refreshments erved
Very interesting history surrounding Penelope Barker and her house. We loved the story about her Edenton tea party and the British response in a political cartoon. This should be a must-see on a trip to this lovely, vibrant town. Just across the street from the house, we signed up for a tour of the harbor on the Liber-Tea with Captain Mark. He was well-versed in the town's fascinating history, a gracious host, and an informative and delightful tour guide.
The full name today is: Penelope Barker House Welcome Center. It is a information center, historic site and gift site with a living room. I have had the pleasure of training in the living room overlooking the Edenton Bay. Penelope Barker was an activist in the American Revolution who in 1774 organised a boycott of British goods known as the Edenton Tea Party. A nice piece of history in downtown Edenton NC.
Capt. Gerry Hare
Quaint Town with Lots of History and unusual Lighthouse
Staff inside greeted some visitors but not all
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