The 2015 Tour was a resounding success, with 1,337 visitors attending! They came to enjoy spring and beautiful homes in Edenton! You can see photos of this year’s tour here.
The Pilgrimage of Historic Homes — two days of hospitality, history, heritage, gardens, architecture, antiques, Southern food, music and more — hosted by Edenton Woman’s Club since 1949 — welcomed visitors touring the homes, who were greeted by members of the Woman’s Club and volunteers, who shared with them interesting facts and details about the history of each home.
There was much to experience! Guests toured many of Edenton’s finest private homes, all at least 100 years old, hosted by docents in period costume. The event has been a North Carolina tradition since 1949, presented biennially.
Horse-drawn carriage rides, concerts, lectures, exhibits, special meals and much more were part of the festivities.
Edenton’s National Historic Landmarks — the Chowan County Courthouse (1767) and the Cupola House (1758) — were open, as will the Barker House (1782), the Iredell House (1800–1827) and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (1736–1760), all on the National Register of Historic Places.
Edenton — named “One of America’s Prettiest Towns” by Forbes.com. And this year voted by Smithsonian.com as one of the country’s top 20 towns!