For visitors (and residents) wanting to experience a leisurely tour of Edenton and learn about its 300-year history, hop aboard the Edenton Trolley Tour.
The guided tour is one of many fun things to do in Edenton, showcasing notable sites throughout the Downtown Historic District and supporting historical residences of Edenton’s citizens; the African American historic corridor; Cotton Mill Village; historic streets where history and architecture is featured, and the beautiful waterfront of Edenton Bay on the Albemarle Sound where Revolutionary cannon and the 1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse can be viewed.
Discover what Edenton was like during colonial times, when it served as North Carolina’s Colonial capital. See the restored Victorian mansions lining Edenton Bay and visit the location of the home where Harriet Jacobs hid in her grandmother’s attic as a runaway slave before escaping North via the Underground Railroad.
Learn about the many important people who lived in our town, including signers of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, and one of the first justices of the U.S. Supreme Court. They shaped not only the history of Edenton, but also of our nation.