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Presented by the Edenton Woman’s Club


Was Held on April 12 & 13, 2019 • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Reflections…“One of America’s Prettiest Towns”


Two days of hospitality, history, heritage, gardens, architecture, antiques, southern food, music and much more. Tour guests were greeted by members of the Woman’s Club in colonial period attire and docents sharing the history, architecture, and stories of each unique property.

Private homes were open to view, dating from the 1700’s to the early 1900’s. Below is the list of houses that were on tour.

2019 Pilgrimage Homes on Tour

  1. Bond-McMullan-Elliott House, circa 1860

  2. Pembroke Hall, 1810, National Register of Historic Places

  3. Beverly Hall, 1810, National Register of Historic Places

  4. Chapanoke House, 18th Century

  5. Howard B. Chappell House, circa 1911

  6. Haywood C. Privott House, 1900

  7. James Coffield House, circa 1764

  8. Millen/Hathaway/Francis House, 1775

  9. Hollowell House, circa 1897

  10. Edward Piland House, circa 1785

  11. John W. Wheeler House, 1790/1920

  12. Oldest House in North Carolina, 1718

  13. A: The Cotton Mill Condominium, 1899 • Unit #703;
    B: The Cotton House, 1906 • Unit #901

  14. Mill Village Home, circa 1899

  15. Speight House, 1900 (The Cotton Gin Inn) National Register of Historic Places

  16. Mulberry Hill, 1810, National Register of Historic Places

  17. Greenfield, circa 1752, National Register of Historic Places

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Edenton’s many historic landmarks were also open.

  • St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (1736)
  • The Cupola House (1758)
  • 1767 Chowan County Courthouse
  • Penelope Barker House, Welcome Center (1782)
  • Iredell House (1800/1827)
  • Chowan County Jail (1825)
  • Roanoke River Lighthouse (1886)
  • Ziegler House Visitor Center (1892)
  • St. Anne Catholic Church (1858)
  • Cotton Mill Museum (1909)
  • Edenton Baptist Church (1916-20)

Other Weekend Activities Included:

  • EDENTON TEA PARTY Re-enactment, Friday, 9:00am at Edenton Harbor
  • BOOGIE ON BROAD with The Tams, Friday, 7-10pm * FREE Presented by Destination Downtown Edenton, Inc.
  • CREATING A MASTERPIECE - Textiles Through Time Exhibit on display at the 1767 Chowan County Courthouse, Friday & Saturday, 10am-4pm



The weekend wrapped up with a Presidential Ball celebrating the 200th Anniversary of President James Monroe’s 1819 visit to Edenton. Saturday Night, April 13th from 7-11pm on the 1767 Chowan County Courthouse Green.

We celebrated this momentous occasion with a formal dinner, guest appearance by President James Monroe, (an in-character interpretive performer), and historic ballroom dancing instruction and music provided by a musical historian. Historic or formal attire was required.