Presented by the Edenton Woman’s Club


April 14 & 15, 2023 • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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The Edenton Pilgrimage is an enchanting self-guided tour through the heart of Historic Edenton and surrounding country side, highlighting prime examples of beautiful homes with architecture spanning across two centuries.

Private homes are open to view, dating from the 1700’s to the early 1900’s. Guests are greeted by members of the Woman’s Club in colonial attire and docents share the history, architecture, and stories of each unique property. A list of homes on tour will be posted early 2023.

The Pilgrimage Tour of Historic Homes and Sites is a biannual fundraising event put on by the Edenton Woman’s Club to support Historic Preservation and Education.


Tour Brochure with Map and Will Call Tickets available April 11-15, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Historic Edenton State Historic Sites, Visitor Center, 108 N Broad Street, Edenton

(The following list is subject to change)

Century Old Homes (Listed by Date)

  • James Iredell Sr. House (1773)
  • Edward Piland House (1785)
  • Littlejohn-Byrum House (1790)
  • Mulberry Hill (1798)
  • Edmond Hoskins Store and James Iredell Jr Law Office (1802)
  • Pembroke Hall (1850)
  • Wessington House (1850)
  • Henry A. Bond Jr House (1872)
  • William H. Harrel House (1879)
  • Freeman Grandy House (1886)
  • Halsey-Chappell House (1894)
  • Cotton Mill “Allamanda” House (1899-1923)
  • Williams-Berryman House (1908)
  • Charles N. Griffin House (1910)
  • William H. Coffield, Jr House (1921)
  • G.W. Spry House (1922)

Historical Sites and Landmarks

  • Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church and Cemetery (1736-1806)
  • 1767 Chowan County Courthouse
  • Cupola House and Heritage Gardens (1777)
  • Penelope Barker House (1782)
  • Warren Grove Missionary Baptist Church (1875) and | Site of Rosenwald School (1915)
  • Saint Ann Catholic Church 1858
  • Roanoke River Lighthouse (1886)
  • Louis F. Ziegler House (1892) | Historic Edenton State Historic Site, Visitor Center
  • Cotton Mill Museum (1909)
  • Jail Keeper’s Home 1825 (exterior viewing only)
  • Chowan County Jail 1825 (exterior viewing only)


Historic Cooking
Hearth and brick oven cooking demonstration in the 19th Century Bandon Kitchen on the Iredell Family Homesite. Located behind the main house, 107 Church Street. Samples will be available to taste • Friday and Saturday

Book Signing
Author Susan Harrell Birckhead is signing and selling her newly released book, Across the Field, a look at the history of the Warren Grove Missionary Baptist Church through the lens of her camera. (Cost of the book is not included in the ticket.) In addition to being on site at the church, the Author will also make special appearances Friday and Saturday, 12:00-12:30 at the 1767 Chowan County Courthouse.

Pottery Demonstration
Edenton Bay Clayworks, 108 S Oakum Street • Friday and Saturday
Richard Heiser will demonstrate techniques of pottery creation involving early wheel techniques and hand molded clay creations.


The EWC invites local non-profit organizations to fundraise during the Pilgrimage event. All food is subject to additional cost and not part of the Pilgrimage ticket price.

Historic Edenton State Historic Sites, Visitor Center, 108 N Broad St • Coffee & donuts, Friday & Saturday • 9:00 am - 10 am (complementary/donation)

Southern Fare to Share (for lunch options click here)

Edenton Woman's Club, Boxed Lunch at the 1767 Chowan County Courthouse, 117 E King St. Take a break for lunch and enjoy the Historic Ballroom on the 2nd floor of the Courthouse or take your lunch to go and eat in the park. Advance tickets required, purchase lunch tickets at • Friday & Saturday • 11:00 am - 2:00 pm


St. Ann Catholic Church Spaghetti Dinner (Spaghetti/Meatballs/Salad), served in Church’s Parish Hall, 207 N Broad St • Friday 5:00 - 8:00 pm • $15.00 at the door • For more information call Michele 252-482-2617