North Carolina Map

Edenton-Windsor Loop

Basics
Length:
87 miles (140 km)
Time:
2 hours

Description

At the edge of North Carolina, settlements began to spring up in the 1600s. This byways travels through several of North Carolina's earliest coastal communities and loops into the past with historic sites and villages.

Edenton, one of the towns the byway is named for, is a North Carolina State Historic Site. It offers many temptations to visitors-- especially those with an eye for history. As one of the earliest settlements in the state, Edenton claims a rich colonial heritage.

Windsor shares many of the same qualities that are found in Edenton. Travelers will find old plantation sites and a town with a history. In addition to a walking tour of historic buildings,visitors may also see the Sans Souci two car ferries and explore the Cashie Wetlands.

Visitors will be entranced with the coastal beauty and places of the past on the Edenton-Windsor Loop.

Points of Interest

Points of Interest Along The Way

Edenton (NC)

Enjoy a tour of one of North Carolina's earliest and best preserved towns.

Directions

108 N. Broad St., Edenton.

Hope Plantation (NC)

This mansion was built in the early 1800's and allows visitors a glimpse of plantation life.

Directions

Governor's Lane, Four miles north of Windsor on N.C. 308

Port o'Plymouth Roanoke Museum (NC)

Located in the town of Plymouth is a museum containing the history of the Civil War in the area.

Directions

302 E. Water St. Plymouth, NC 27962

Williamston (NC)

Williamston is home to the Morningstar Nature Refuge, where over 250 species of birds rest on their long migratory flights. Fort Branch, a well-preserved Civil War site, overlooks the Roanoke River just north of town.

Directions

Southwest of the byway on U.S. 13/17.

Windsor (NC)

Take a walking tour through this historic community.

Directions

Windsor is one of the communities along the byway.

Details

Length:
87 miles (140 km)
Time:
2 hours
Main Roads:
N Carolina 308 W

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