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The Barker House is a historic home in Edenton, North Carolina. It is currently the home of the Edenton Historical Commission.

The Barker House is a restored two-story frame house in the Federal style built in 1782. It was named and originally owned by Thomas and Penelope Barker. Penelope is a notable figure in the local for organizing the notorious Edenton Tea Party in 1774. The said event was a boycott towards British goods because of the taxes that they come with.

Today, the Barker House serves as ?Edenton?s living room?. It welcomes visitors and tourists from all over and tells of the rich history of this little town. It is open to the public and tours are regularly offered.
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