Battlefield Adventure Day
Saturday, April 13, 2024
at New Bern Battlefield Park
300 Battlefield Trail
Hands-on living history for the entire family, with Civil War reenactors, drills, displays, games, crafts, and more!
Cost is $5 per child or adult; max of $20 for a family of any size.
Harry Goodman Battlefield Adventure Day is an annual springtime event for the entire family held at the New Bern Battlefield Park, 300 Battlefield Trail. This Saturday afternoon event is filled with learning activities and living history. Young recruits and their parents are greeted by reenactors from the 5th, 7th, and 26th NC Regiments, 35th US Colored Troops, and artillery troops. The newly enlisted recruits participate in practice drills, Civil War period camp activities, crafts, and games. Adults and teens will enjoy living history presentations and a walking tour of the battlefield. The afternoon's activities will conclude with an exciting mock battle reenactment that includes the children, a live-fire cannon demonstration, and fresh hot apple crisp made by the participants. The young recuits will "muster out" and receive their pay for their service. Click here for a complete list of activities.
*please note, no lunch is served with this program. No unaccompanied children; a parent or responsible adult must remain on site.
This event, formerly known as Civil War Adventure Day, was renamed in honor of the late Harry Goodman, beloved New Bern Historical Society board 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, Ted & Helen Goodman, and Bill Reight.