This site is hosted by the Edenton-Chowan County Tourism Development Authority and developed through a National Park Service grant offered by its National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom program.

The National Park Services’ National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom program, established in 1998, has applied rigorous scholarship in identifying and awarding program membership to nearly 400 sites, programs and facilities, including Edenton’s “Escape Via Maritime Underground Railroad.” Additional members are added twice yearly. For information, visit:

For information on historic Edenton and sites associated with Harriet Jacobs, please visit or contact:

Historic Edenton State Historic Site
108 North Broad Street
Edenton, NC 27932
(252) 482-2637 p
(252) 482-3499 f

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