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Historic Bath

207 Carteret St, Bath, NC 27808-9416
+1 252-923-3971
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Lady Hyacinth

Really enjoyed our visit! Worthwhile, beautiful place. Well maintained, visitor center... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Linda M
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If you love history...

North Carolina's oldest incorporated town is steeped in history and pirate lore. Do yourself and... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
Doug P
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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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Known as the "First Town, First Port" of North Carolina, Historic Bath will be celebrating it's 310th anniversary in 2015/16. You may purchase tickets to take a guided tour through two historic homes, the Palmer-Marsh House (1751) and Bonner House (1830), at the Visitor Center. There is an Orientation Video, exhibit building, gift shop, gardens and a picnic area on the water for you to enjoy too!
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“marsh house” (4 reviews)
“walking tour” (4 reviews)
LOCATION
207 Carteret St, Bath, NC 27808-9416
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+1 252-923-3971
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"north carolina"
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"great place"
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"nc history"
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"friendly folks"
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"get away"
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"short film"
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"beautiful waterfront"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit! Worthwhile, beautiful place. Well maintained, visitor center helpful. The houses were restored nicely As originally were.

Thank Linda M
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

North Carolina's oldest incorporated town is steeped in history and pirate lore. Do yourself and your family a favor and take a little time from your busy life and spend a couple of hours walking the quiet history laden tree lined streets of Bath. You'll...More

1  Thank Doug P
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

We purchased a tour ticket that included 2 homes built in the 18th and 19th century NC. There was a short film at the Visitor center worth viewing. Also, for the next few weeks is display on the pirate Blackbeard. It is 300 years since...More

Thank Barbara V
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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

We've owned a house in the Township of Bath NC since 1972. A lot of people have come from Raleigh with grand ideas to fix Bath.. And every time the locals have stood their ground on these "nutty Yankee ideas"... Being there's nothing wrong with...More

4  Thank johnnyquest111
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

In the middle of the 17th century, settlers from the Virginia tidewater began trickling into the northeastern corner of what was to become North Carolina, making the Albemarle region the first part of the province to be settled. It is not surprising, therefore, that the...More

Thank D2958ZXgarym
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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

We stayed in Bath recently for a wedding, and had a chance to explore the Bath community. It's a very beautiful waterfront location, very quiet and relaxing. Everyone there is very friendly, and waves and speak to you on the street. It's a very walkable...More

1  Thank mlowder500
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

I see reviews of this small community which complain about the lack of high end museums and bustling downtown area. I will take this opportunity to remind visitors that while this is an old village, it is still small. Less than 300 residents! If you...More

3  Thank bichonandon
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

We walked through the historic area and were surprised at how few old historic houses there were. It was a pleasant walk but just not much to see.

Thank DEBORAH H
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

We homeschool and I wanted to take our kids to Bath & Manteo to kick off our studies of NC history. But, I left a little disappointed even though I'm super glad we chose the slow route to the Outer Banks. The history of Bath...More

1  Thank asawyer79
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

the beauty found in history, looks like time skipped this town, so much to see and an afternoon is truly not long enough, also checkout the quaint little gift shops with one of a kind items

1  Thank Laura G
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Patrick D
24 July 2017|
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Response from heynavysailor | Reviewed this property |
The closest Amtrak stations are in Rocky Mount and Wilson, both are about an hour and a half drive away from Bath (I believe Rocky Mount is the easier drive). There is the Bath Motel and Marina and the Inn on Bath Creek (a... More
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Beth657
27 April 2017|
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Response from Che P | Reviewed this property |
I did not see a visitor center. there is not much to the town. maybe 3 historical buildings I saw. the church was very nice. there was a private place dedicated to pirates that was closed when I was there.
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