From Harry Truman, to Elvis, Yankee soldiers, Caleb Bradham, and Chief Hancock, lots of interesting folks passed through New Bern over the last 300 years. Spend up to three evenings with dozens of spirited characters in the midst of their historic haunts during the New Bern Historical Society’s Ghostwalk, The Best of 300 Years.
October 28-30 will bring the ghosts of New Bern’s past to life as the 20th annual Ghostwalk coincides with New Bern’s 300th anniversary. Ghosts of the past will share their experiences at more than 18 sites including Cedar Grove Cemetery, the Federal Courthouse, Stanly Hall, two historic theatres, and many homes, churches and businesses. Special spirits from the Neuse will welcome visitors at the new North Carolina History Education Center as well.
Hauntings begin Thursday, October 28, from 6pm to 9pm at Cedar Grove Cemetery, and the Athens and Masonic Theatres. Expect ghosts of New Bern’s past in the Cemetery and spirited entertainment at both theatres. All ghost sites as well as the cemetery and theatres are open Friday, October 29 and Saturday, Oct 30 from 5pm to 9pm.
Spirits of 1862 and the Civil War will fill the New Bern Academy Green as the NC 7th presents a living history encampment. Don’t miss the excitement!
Agony Alley, located at the Attmore-Oliver House, will entertain children of all ages with thrills and games. This year return to 1942 when Tyrone Powers visited the local USO Club. Ac-cen-tu-ate the positive as you go back a Long, Long Time and enjoy the fun.
One ticket is good for all three evenings of entertainment. Tickets for adults are $15 in advance, $20 days of the event. Active duty military and students with current ID are $10, children 3-12 $5, under 3 free. New Bern Historical Society members are $13. Tickets are available online or at the New Bern Historical Society office at 512 Pollock Street, New Bern and at the following outlets: Bank of the Arts; Harris Teeter New Bern; Mitchell Hardware; Information Ticket & Travel Office, MCAS Cherry Point; Harris Teeter in Morehead City; and ASAP Camera in Greenville.
For more information call the New Bern Historical Society at 252-638-8558.
Submitted by: Kathy Morrison, New Bern Historical Society