A walk through historic Edenton, North Carolina

I’m a west coast girl, through and through…but one thing I will say for the east coast: there is no shortage of historic places to explore, and I do love photographing history.

Day Trip: Edenton

A few months ago, while my mom was here for a visit, we took a day trip to Edenton, NC. This charming historic town is located on an inlet of the Albemarle Sound. It is chalk full of historic buildings – some beautifully maintained, others in dire need of restoration.

Yellow Victorian Mansion | Edenton | North Carolina
Handheld HDR processed in Lightroom, Aurora HDR, and On1 Photo RAW (Effects)

We walked up and down Broad Street (the main street in the historic district) and along Water Street – aptly named because it runs along the water. We also took the trolley tour around town, which I highly recommend. You’ll see a ton of places you probably would otherwise miss, and get a large dose of history education while you’re at it.

Roanoke River Lighthouse (1886)

The lighthouse was a highlight of my visit. Shocking – I know. 😉

1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse | Edenton | North Carolina
Handheld HDR processed in Lightroom, Aurora HDR, and On1 Photo RAW (Effects)

 

1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse | Edenton | North Carolina
Handheld HDR processed in Lightroom, Aurora HDR, and Luminar

I do have a thing for lighthouses…

Cupola House (1758)

 

1758 Cupola House | Edenton | North Carolina
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1758 Cupola House Garden | Edenton | North Carolina
Single exposure processed in Lightroom

My visit to Edenton was much too short. There are several places I’d like to go back and photograph when I have a bit more time (and the weather isn’t so warm). 

All photos above were captured, handheld with my Canon 6D and 16-35mm f/4 L lens.

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