Two firsts of the American rebellion against the British took place in northeast North Carolina. The women of Edenton rocked London with their bold petition to the King. Though lampooned there as the “Edenton Tea Party,” the event held to write it is a point of pride here. And in Halifax, ours became the first of the English colonies to declare itself an independent country or “state.”
This tour takes you to those events; an early uprising against royal over-reach; and points of militia resistance to the departure of Lord Charles Cornwallis’ British army. You also get to meet the most famous Patriot you never heard of, and the real father of the Navy, among other rebels in the American Revolution.