Newbold-White House
A Colonial Quaker Homestead

PO Box 103
151 Newbold White Road
Hertford, NC 27909

FAX 252.426.3538

About the Site

At the Newbold-White House, learn about the life of a Quaker family settling in Colonial North Carolina. Abraham Sanders built the brick house in 1730 for his wife Judith and their six children. Sanders’ riverside plantation was a diverse agricultural operation that included raising corn, cotton, wheat, flax, indigo, tobacco, rice, bees and livestock.

The property’s first owner was Joseph Scott who received a land grant from the Duke of Albemarle in 1663. In 1672, Scott was visited by George Fox, the founder of the Quakers or Society of Friends. Fox’s visit had tremendous impact on the residents and by the mid 18th century forty percent of adult males in the county were Quakers. Today, there remain two active Quaker meetings in Perquimans.

Simple, yet elegant, the Newbold-White House is the oldest house in North Carolina open to the public and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The expansive grounds feature a Quaker gravesite dating to the 1600s and a seasonal herb garden. It will soon be home to a Periauger, a double-masted workboat, set to arrive in Historic Hertford in the fall of 2004.

Visitors have the unique opportunity to visit the house as it undergoes restoration and observe the impressive historic preservation process. The site’s fine collection of 18th century furnishings and decorative art is on exhibit in the Newbold-White House Visitor Center.

    Hours of Operation: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 AM - 4:30 PM, Sunday 2-5 PM, March through Thanksgiving and by appointment.
    Admission Fees: $3.00/adults, $1.00 students
    Discounts: Students, groups

About the Facilities
  • Visitor center
  • Gift shop
  • Picnic facilities
  • Free parking
  • Audio/visual presentation
  • Foreign language/deaf interpreters
  • Recreational trails
  • Public restrooms
  • Motorcoach parking
  • Exhibits
  • Historic structures
  • Handicap Accessibility: Visitor Center is fully accessible

    Nearest Major Town/City: Hertford, NC

    For Visitor Information:

    About the Programs

    Major Program Areas: Colonial, Quaker, Maritime, Ecology/Environmental Education, Performing Arts, Historic Restoration

    Education Resources:
  • Guided tours
  • On-site interpretive activities
  • Living History events
  • Costumed/period programs
  • Staff interpreters
  • Off-site interpreters
  • Museum gallery tours
  • Self-guided exhibits
  • Hands-on activities
  • Off-site/outreach activities
  • School Tour Requirements:
    • Maximum group size limit: 120 total (individual groups of 12 each)
    • Reservations required
    • $1.00/student out-of-county; Perquimans students admitted free.
    • 2-4 hour tour, varies according to grade level; 15-30 minutes for each hands-on activity
    • Chaperones for K-4: 1 for every 5 students; for grades 5 and up: 1 for every 10.
    • Free admission for driver and coordinator
    • Curriculum-based tours, grades 1-5

    Education Coordinator: Ann Jones