Saturday, March 12, 2016

A Trolley Tour of Edenton, North Carolina

I am taking a break from a MAJOR cleanup in my office so thought I would share some of the photos from my and Leslie's trip to Edenton. The trolley tour was so informative.

We left the visitors center on the trolley, all by ourselves. It is early in the season! Thus, the private tour. Our guide kept us informed as we edged our way along the streets of Edenton.

The first house nearest the visitors center was the Cupola house. It was built in 1758 by Francis Corbin. Mr. Corbin died in 1767 and a Dr. Dickenson bought it a year later. The Dr.'s descendants had it for over 141 years. It is the finest example of Jacobean design south of Massachuetts. 

and on the website I 'borrowed' this picture of the house in 1918.

I love the gingerbread trim on this porch. The house appears to be empty and the roof is rusting as is many of the houses, but a good number have been restored and are in use. 

This house is being restored by a couple who just bought it as a second home. I just fell in love with this one! Love the wrought iron work on it. Gorgeous.
                                                       The grape arbor out front.

Look at this doorway. I should have been taking notes. Now, I can't remember half the info on these places. So, if you take a tour... take notes!! The house was built in 1810. 

This is the courthouse, the most intact colonial courthouse in America. Joseph Hewes, signer of the Declaration of Independence, was one of the commissioners appointed to raise money for it's construction. It was built in 1767.

This next one is the Haywood C. Privott House built in 1900.

I suppose that is enough for today. Time to get back to my MAJOR cleanup job!!
Hope you enjoyed the tour!!
Next time we will see the cotton mill.


  1. My kind of tour. So glad you experienced it.

  2. Thanks for this tour. Edenton is on my list of places to visit because of the Edenton Tea Party.

    1. Of course, Linda... I didn't think of that in relation to your love of tea but that's the place to be.

  3. Oh my, I LOVE that cupola house!

  4. I didn't know they had a trolley tour! Must be during the week?

  5. What a wonderful post with very interesting pictures and history. Can't wait to read more blog entries.

  6. What a wonderful post with very interesting pictures and history. Can't wait to read more blog entries.

  7. These houses are wonderful! So glad you took the tour, and what fun to be the only ones on the trolley! My favorite is the Cupola House, but I also loved the huge one with the wrought iron railing and the last more Victorian one! Awesome architecture. The Court House has a long history, and for it to be in such great shape is incredible!


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