- 87 miles (140 km)
- 2 hours
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
Enjoy a tour of one of North Carolina's earliest and best preserved towns.
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.
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.
302 E. Water St. Plymouth, NC 27962
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.
Southwest of the byway on U.S. 13/17.
Take a walking tour through this historic community.
Windsor is one of the communities along the byway.