Historical Tourism

Come face to face with Eden's history. You can discover yesteryear along the back roads and riverbanks, as well as in the splendid architecture of some of the older homes, mills and bridges.
  1. Civil War Trail

    Civil War Trail

    North Carolina’s storied history comes to life when you follow the Civil War Trail that runs through Eden. Learn more about the events that unfolded in our backyard by following the interpretive signs that mark each site.

  2. Eden Museum

    Eden Museum

    From prehistoric times to the consolidation of Leaksville, Spray and Draper, the Eden Museum allows you to explore history through intriguing, artistic displays.

  3. Eden's Heritage Tour

    Eden's Heritage Tour

    Four historical districts make up the heart of our town. With over 250 years of history since William Byrd II claimed “The Land of Eden” in 1728, there’s so much to discover.

  4. Genealogy Information

    Genealogy Information

    Ever wonder about your family history? Eden’s Madison/Mayodan Library can help with its free genealogical research service.

  5. Historical Building Marker Program

    Historical Building Marker Program

    This new program is an exciting new part of Eden’s efforts to preserve and restore the beautiful historic buildings and landmarks that make our town so special.

  6. Music Heritage

    Music Heritage

    This town knows how to jam! Eden’s musical heritage runs deep as home to one of the most famous banjoists, Charlie Poole. His legend lives on today through many musical celebrations, festivals and weekly live bluegrass concerts.