A North Carolina Tradition Since 1949

Where Modern Families Celebrate Life in Centuries-Old Houses

The 2017 Pilgrimage had 18 of Edenton’s finest homes on the Tour, all at least 100 years old.

The 2017 Pilgrimage of Historic Homes was two days of hospitality, history, heritage, gardens, architecture, antiques, Southern food, music and much, much more! Hosted by the Edenton Woman’s Club, tour guests were greeted by members of the Woman’s Club and volunteers who shared interesting stories about the houses. The event has been a North Carolina tradition since 1949, presented biennially.

Horse-drawn carriage rides, exhibits, and much more were part of the festivities, including a family-friendly street dance Friday night with music by the Embers (sponsored by Destination Downtown Edenton)!

Edenton’s many historic landmarks were open: the Chowan County Courthouse (1767), the Cupola House (1758), the Barker House (1782), the Iredell House (1800–1827), St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (1736–1760), the Roanoke River Lighthouse (1886), the Edenton Baptist Church (1916), and St. Anne’s Church (1858).

Also this year: “Art of the Table — Set for Celebrations” — an exhibit at the 1767 Chowan Courthouse ballroom, with antique china from Replacements Ltd.

Edenton — named “One of America’s Prettiest Towns” by Forbes.com and also voted by Smithsonian.com as one of the country’s top 20 towns!

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