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Hallowed Ground Lantern Tour - March 23, 24, 25

Join the New Bern Historical Society for the Hallowed Ground Lantern Tour, March 23, 24, & 25, from 6-9p.

Tour the New Bern Battlefield Park, site of the first Battle of New Bern. On this hour-long guided, lantern-lit walk through the wooded battlefield trails, ‘spirits’ of real characters from New Bern’s past share their stories.

Hear from the families of men hung without trial for alleged desertion, a woman disguised as a man to fight alongside her husband, two friends on opposing sides of the conflict, a nurse who is also a spy, and others. The evening ends with songs and stories about the Underground Railroad.

“This is not a program about the war or a battlefield tour,” says Historical Society Executive Director, Mickey Miller, “it’s about the human side of folks who found themselves caught in the conflict.” These tales come from civilians, formerly-enslaved persons, and combatants, who found themselves in a country at war. The narratives are largely based on letters, diaries, and contemporaneous accounts.

Pre-paid reservations required, with specific day & arrival time. Tickets $16 for Historical Society adult members, $20 adult non-members, and $16 for students and active-duty military. Space is limited. Reservations available at www.NewBernHistorical.org/tickets.

Not suitable for children under 7 or those with difficulty walking.

The New Bern Historical Society celebrates and promotes New Bern and its heritage through events and education. Offices are in the historic Attmore-Oliver House at 511 Broad Street in New Bern. For more information, call 252-638-8558 or go www.NewBernHistorical.org.


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