About the Region

About Edenton — One of the South’s Prettiest Towns

Edenton, North Carolina is a friendly, welcoming community with abundant history and small-town charm.

Edenton was recently featured in a segment on the UNC-TV program NC Weekend. Click here to watch and learn more about this delightful town!

Edenton Highlights

Check out the Visit Edenton Tourism Website for a full calendar of events in busy downtown Edenton and the surrounding area. Here you can find a full list of attractions to check out and places to stay during your visit.

Cheer on the local Edenton Steamers baseball team at historic Hicks Field.

Pick up local foods and goods at the year-round Edenton Farmers Market.

One of the best ways to experience historic downtown Edenton is to hop on the Edenton History Trolley Tour.

Edenton Trolley

The biennial Edenton Pilgrimage of Historic Homes takes place in the spring of odd-numbered years and takes you deeper into the history of Edenton’s many historic homes.

Make time in your Christmas season for the Christmas Candlelight Tour of Edenton’s historic homes.

Stop by the Chowan Arts Council for beautiful local art and handcrafted goods.

In town for the weekend or making Edenton your home, be sure to stop by Edenton Bay Trading Company for wines to suit all palates and a rotating selection of craft beers. (Sneak out to the courtyard on Saturday nights for Vinyl Night - and a glass of house sangria!)

Learn more about the history of Edenton from the Edenton Historical Commission website.

Christmas Candlelight Tour

Restaurants and Dining

Mamasita’s Restaurant is a fantastic spot for both traditional and innovative Mexican cuisine.

Get your surf and turf at Waterman’s Grill, or indulge in that Waterman’s Burger on a Friday night. (Their weekly specials should not be missed!)

Waterman’s Grill

Stop by Edenton Coffee Shop for your daily coffee, a midday sandwich, or to check out the boutique inside.

Westover General Store — where else can you get a custom deli sandwich and your weekend fishing bait in one trip? (Don’t sleep on these sandwiches!)

If you’re craving a pint or a solid pizza option, check out Governor’s Pub. (Pro tip: they are one of the only places downtown open on Sundays for lunch!)

309 Bistro and Spirits is a great spot for downtown dining, and features a full bar for that pre-dinner cocktail.

The Old Colony Smokehouse is a true NC BBQ spot, open for lunch only, Tuesday through Saturday. They start serving at 11 a.m., until they’re sold out, so get there early!

Edenton Photos

Go to the Visit Edenton website to look at lots of photos of our lovely town and the yearly events.

And to see all the shopping and dining delights Edenton has to offer, check out the Destination Downtown Edenton Website where you can find more about the places mentioned above.