Harriet Jacobs Tour

Hear the amazing tale of Harriet Jacobs, a woman born into slavery in Edenton, who escaped to become a well-known abolitionist and author.  As documented in her 1861 autobiography, “Incidents in the life of a Slave Girl”, this walking tour shares history and takes you through downtown Edenton to see many of the sites mentioned within her book.  Tours include entry into historic St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and the 1767 Chowan County Courthouse.  

A fee is charged for this special guided tour: $5.00 per adult (ages 13 & up), $2.50 per child (ages 3-12).  Self-guided Harriet Jacobs Tour maps of Edenton are also available at the ticket desk.  Group Tours, or motor coach step-on tours are available with advance booking.  Tours depart from the Historic Edenton, State Historic Site Visitor Center at 108 N. Broad Street, Edenton.


108 North Broad Street
Edenton, NC 27932



9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tours offered by reservation.

More Information

For more information, please visit: https://historicsites.nc.gov/all-sites/historic-edenton.

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