Harry Goodman Battlefield Adventure Day is an annual springtime family event for up to 80 children, ages 6-12, accompanied by their adult family members, held at the New Bern Battlefield Park, 300 Battlefield Trail. This Saturday event is filled with learning activities and living history. Young recruits and their parents are greeted by re-enactors from the 5th NC regiment, the 7th NC regiment, and artillery from McCullough Living History. The newly enlisted recruits can choose to participate in practice drills or Civil War period camp activities and crafts. They will also take part in Civil War era games. An encampment with expanded living history presentations will also be set up at the battlefield. Historical Society battlefield guides will provide an informative and entertaining walking tour of the battlefield. A commissary lunch will be served to the young recruit and parents. After lunch, the day’s activities will continue with a battle re-enactment that includes the children.
This year’s Battlefield Adventure Day is Saturday, April 29 from noon to 4 pm. Click on the link below for details. Pre-paid registration is required. Discounts for families of active duty military and those eligible for free school lunch program. For more information or to register your child, please call 252-638-8558.
This event, formerly known as Civil War Adventure Day, was renamed in honor of the late Harry Goodman, long-standing New Bern Historical Society member, who spent countless hours restoring and preserving New Bern Civil War Battlefield Park and volunteering in all aspects of the Historical Society’s operations. This annual event is made possible through the generosity of the Goodman family.