The new Historic Bath logo for the 310th anniversary!


Welcome to the Official Blog of Historic Bath Site – North Carolina’s “First Town, First Port”!

We are one of the 27 State Historic Sites within the State of North Carolina’s Department of Cultural Resources and are open Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. for visitation. We are closed Sundays, Mondays and State Holidays.

To begin your experience, stop by the Visitor Center located at 207 Carteret Street, Bath NC 27808. It is here that you may watch the 15 minute Orientation Video, browse through the Historic Bath Site Gift Shop, and purchase tickets to go on tours of our two historic homes: the Palmer-Marsh House of 1751 and the Joseph Bonner House of 1830.  Tours last anywhere between 30 and 45 minutes for each home. You may also feel free to explore the first floor exhibit space in the Van Der Veer House, or wander through the old family graveyards, gardens and yards in the back of each home. Bonner’s Point is also a beautiful place right on the water to have a picnic lunch or dinner!

However, if you are unable to physically visit the site there are numerous ways in which you may visit, and experience, Historic Bath Site online:


Over the next few months we will be extremely busy preparing for our 310th anniversary year in 2015/2016, though we also have quite a few events going on between now and then that everyone should be on the lookout for! This blog, as well as the links above, will have a lot of information about all upcoming events. Though the blog is another spot where you may get some more in depth information, fun facts, pictures and more.

Basically….keep an eye on this space. It’s an exciting time for Historic Bath Site, and the Town of Bath, and we want YOU to be a part of the excitement….in whatever way possible!

Until next time….



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