Bath Towne After Dark will provide glimpse of history

Published 10:33 am Thursday, October 7, 2021

The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources will give people a glimpse of Bath’s history during Bath Towne after Dark on Oct. 15-16.

A walking tour through Bonner Point will take visitors “back through the mists of time” with a variety of dramatic renditions of tales from the town’s history.

“Learn about the Rev. Whitfield’s cursing of Bath Town, hear the wail of a Banshee, and discover the watery demise of Nell Cropsey,” an NCDNCR release reads. “Listen to tales from doctors and morticians of days gone by and meet famous persons from North Carolina’s history, like the notorious pirate Blackbeard and many of his contemporaries. Learn about the color “haint blue” and listen to the dark origins of the “Devil’s Hoofprints.” You will experience all this and more.”

Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children. Tickets will be sold at 207 Carteret St., and a hayride will transport patrons to the walking tour. The tours will be guided, and last approximately 1 1/2 hours, and will leave every 15 minutes between 6 and 8:45 p.m.

Patrons are advised to book their time in advance by calling 252-923-0525 or emailing laura.rogers@ncdcr.gov. The NCDCR says walk-ins are welcome, but spots won’t be guaranteed — especially for later times, which tend to sell out quickly.