Barker House, Edenton

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Home of Penelope Barker, the courageous woman who organized 51 women at Edenton on October 25, 1774 to send a petition to King George saying NO to taxation on tea and other essentials. The event was the first political action by women in the western world. Under Barker's directions, the women signed their names and the petition was sent to the King, unlike Boston where the men disguised themselves as American Indians. The house also serves as the Edenton Welcome Center and the home of the Edenton Historical Commission. FREE to tour the Penelope Barker House and 2nd floor exhibits.

Guided trolley tours of Historic Edenton depart from the Penelope Barker House Tuesday - Sunday Adults: $10, Students K-12: $2 (plus sales tax)

Tour schedule:

Tues - Sat 10:30, 11:30, 1:30 & 2:30

Sunday 10:30, 11:30 & 12:30
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  • We were greeted by the wonderful staff who suggested we take a trolley tour to learn more about this beautiful town. We came back after the tour to shop in the well appointed gift shop, and learned mo...  more »
  • Lovely old home and visitor center. Very informative - lots of history books and gifts for purchase. Sat on the porch with a bottle of water and enjoyed the view of the Chowan River.  more »
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  • Very welcome people. Helpful. Answer questions and tell about this old still nice looking, small town. Trolley will take you around town for $12.50. You also can buy trip in 10 or 12 seats ship which will take you to the water /not ocean, no waves/.
  • Beautiful. Lots of great history to see and very relaxing to walk around or sit by the water.
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