What is Ghostwalk?
Each year features a new theme and new scripts. This year's spirited theme Famous Firsts features light-hearted stories of historical happenings that began right here in New Bern.
Guides will lead you through the stops in the cemetery, at which you will hear lively stories based on real historical characters and events. The remainder of the event is self-guided, with historical spirits telling you their spirited tales on outdoor porches and in select buildings in downtown New Bern. Downtown theaters provide great skits, and local churches offer tours and a budget-friendly meals for Ghostwalk visitors.
Ghostwalk is not a haunted house, spooky, supernatural, or a homes tour. Click here for a handy fact sheet explaining the event in more detail.
Thursday, October 20 from 11am - 10pm:
Kick off Ghostwalk by eating at Morgan's Tavern & Grill. A generous portion of the proceeds from the entire day are donated to support the Historical Society.
Friday, October 21 from 2 - 3 pm:
Free historical tour of Cedar Grove Cemetery by our partner nonprofit, the Earl of Craven Questers. No reservation required. Meet at the Weeping Arches at 2pm. No cost and open to the public. Donations gratefully accepted to help the Questers with cemetery restoration.
Thursday thru Saturday, 6 - 9:30 pm
♦ All Ghostwalk spirit sites open including 5 at Cedar Grove Cemetery and 6 on downtown porches.
Last cemetery entrance 9:15!
♦ Spirited Storytellers on Attmore-Oliver House back porch.
♦ Veri-Good Bakery & TapSnap free photo booth behind Attmore-Oliver House.
Friday & Saturday, 7 - 9:30 pm
♦ New Bern Civic Theatre - special improv show
♦ Watch for a “thrilling” musical happening at New Bern Academy Green! (Shhh, it's a secret!)
Churches - Food & Tours, 5pm - until....
♦ Broad Street Christian Church - Sat night only / Chili, cornbread, dessert, tea. Adults: $8 / Children under 10: $5. Restrooms.
♦ Temple B’nai Sholem - Sat night only / Roasted chestnuts, cookies, hot cider $4. Tours available Sat only. Restrooms.
♦ Old St. Paul Catholic Church - Tours available Fri. & Sat nights. Restrooms upon request.
♦ Centenary Methodist Church - “The Catacombs at Centenary” / Fri & Sat nights only / Pasta w/ sauce, salad, bread, dessert - Adults: $10 / Children: $7. Restrooms.
♦ St. Peter’s A.M.E. Zion Church - Fri night only / Hot Dogs, chips, drink—$5. Restrooms.
Tickets good for all three evenings. Each ghost site can be visited once per ticket. Not all attractions are open all three nights -- check detailed schedule on your ticket. No alcohol or pets are allowed at Ghostwalk sites. Church meals and Veri-Good Bakery are cash only, no credit cards.
Ticket Prices: (plus NC sales tax)
-Adults beginning Oct 20: $23 (Want to save? CLICK HERE to become a member!)
-Historical Society members: $15
-Active duty military & family members w/ ID: $15
-Students w/ ID: $15
-Groups of 13 or more: $13/ea*
*group tickets can only be purchased at Historical Society;
please call 252-638-8558
-New Bern Historical Society, 511 Broad Street
-Mitchell Hardware, 215 Craven Street
-Harris Teeter, 3565 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd**
-Harris Teeter, 2032 Waterscape Way, Carolina Colours**
**Harris Teeter sales beginning Sep 29
Tickets are good for all three nights but not all attractions are open every night - check schedule.
Paper tickets are required. Tickets purchased online can be picked up at Historical Society office before or at "will call" during the event. Tickets purchased online will not be mailed.