Coming up in the Spring of 2017, the Pilgrimage will have 18 of Edenton’s finest homes on the Tour. These homes are on the Tour!
The 2017 Pilgrimage of Historic Homes is 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 will be greeted by members of the Woman’s Club and volunteers who will share interesting stories about the houses.
There is much to experience! Guests will tour 18 of Edenton’s finest private homes, all at least 100 years old, hosted by docents in period dress. The event has been a North Carolina tradition since 1949, presented biennially.
Horse-drawn carriage rides, exhibits, and much more are 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 will also be 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!
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 that tour here.