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Edenton: How to Get Here
Located in northeastern North Carolina on Edenton Bay, Edenton is located approximately 90 minutes south of Norfolk, Va., and 2 hours east of Raleigh, N.C. Click here for a map, travel directions and additional information.

Self-Guided Tour of Harriet Jacob’s Edenton Years
To visit the sites the author referenced in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, the Edenton State Historic Site Visitor Center offers a self-guided tour brochure of her Edenton years, 1813 –1842 Written by Historic Edenton State Historic Site staff, and featuring a map and photographs, the brochure points to the former site of Molly Horniblow’s home, where Harriet stayed in hiding for nearly seven years; the Chowan County Jail, where her children and family members were imprisoned for a short time; and Edenton Harbor Bay, the route for Harriet’s escape north; among other locations.

For a fee, the Visitor Center hosts guided walking tours of the Harriet Jacobs’ sites for student groups with advance reservations. Visitors may also pick up the guide map, “Community, Family, Church—African American Life in Edenton 1700’s to the Present.” Please call (252) 482-2637 for information.

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