The Edenton Cotton Mill Museum of History
Dedicated to preserving the heritage of the Mill and the surrounding Mill Village where its workers lived


Welcome to the Edenton Cotton Mill Museum of History website!

Our museum is located in the over-100-year-old Cotton Mill office building in the Mill Village at 420 Elliott Street, here in Edenton, North Carolina (* see links to maps below).

The old Cotton Mill office where the Museum is located.

We are proud of having one of the most well preserved intact mill villages in North Carolina. The entire property — consisting of the mill, office, houses (approximately 70), and out buildings — are listed on the National Register of Historic places.

When We’re Open

We are open every Saturday from 11–2 (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s weekends).

Origins of the Museum

Our museum was first conceived in 2005 when a group of “Cotton Mill Kids” got together for a homecoming. Since that time, we have worked toward a common goal of saving and preserving the history of the Mill and the people who lived and worked here.

New Members Welcome!

We’d love to have you join us as a Member of the Edenton Cotton Mill Museum of History! By becoming a Member, you will be assured of being kept up to date on all Museum activities. Learn more about how to become a Member …

“A Work in Progress”

We are still a work in progress, but with each passing month, we get better organized. Please visit this website often for updates, and you can sign up for our email newsletter in the sidebar at the right.

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