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You will find Edenton's Historical Visitor's Center at 108 North Broad Street. Once there, you will be greeted by one of the friendly and knowledgeable women who run the site. If they can't answer your questions, they can either point you in the right direction or refer you to one of the many books in the gift shop where you will find exhibits, maps and a short presentation on the history of Edenton.
They have an excellent selection of books on Chowan County, it's history, and most importantly, it's architecture. Handicapped facilities and accessibility are available.
After you have a chance to shop and go the bathroom, you can book a spot on the Edenton Guided Trolley Tour. Tours run Tues - Sat; at 10, 11, Noon, 2, 3, and 4. An entertaining and knowledgeable guide will take you on an hour's ride through the historic streets of the city, pointing out homes, schools and churches dating from early 18th century. Check for prices.
It's a great way get a sense of life in Edenton 300 years ago. You can also book a Walking Guided Tour if you prefer - check for times and prices. The Visitor's Center is open year-round Tues - Sat, 9am - 5pm. Admission is free.