Hallowed Ground Lantern Tour
April 9-10, 6-9 pm
New Bern Battlefield Park
A lantern-lit walking tour featuring
moving stories of courage and conviction
The hallowed ground of New Bern Battlefield Park, site of the 1862 Battle of New Bern, is host to this intriguing new storytelling event. The tour takes you on a 60-minute guided lantern-lit walk through the wooded battlefield trails, where spirits from New Bern's Civil War past will share their inspirational stories of courage and conviction.
You'll meet a proud Medal of Honor winner from the Battle of New Bern . . . a plucky lady spy for the Confederates . . . contraband slaves who fled to the mecca of New Bern . . . and more. End your evening with more stories and music in the tent.
While you're waiting for your tour, enjoy a look at Civil War military camp life displayed by the NC 26th Infantry reenactors.
Pre-paid reservations only for specific day & arrival time.
Space is limited.
Reservations open March 15.
Tickets $15 for Historical Society members, active duty military, and students.
$20 adult-non members.
Not suitable for children under 7 or those with difficulty walking.
Face masks, social distancing and small group limits required for everyone's safety.
Total tour time approximately 90 minutes. Rain dates 16-17 April
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