I love history and thankfully so does my husband, Justin. Therefore, when we want to get in the car and go somewhere new within a day’s drive, locations with history are great places for us to start. One of our adventures took us to visit Bath, North Carolina. Bath is a beautiful place with so much history including the title of “North Carolina’s First Town”. There is so much history there and North Carolina Historic Sites does a great job providing details on what you can learn about the area. But, to give you a few ideas for a family or day-date trip, below are a few of my picks.
Begin at the Center
A great place to start when coming into any town is the visitor’s center, which in Bath, it is located on Carteret St. While there, they will provide you with details on what history took place in this little quaint town. There is also a very short video giving, even more, details on what made this town an important area beginning in the mid-1700’s.
History, Upholding the Test of Time
For a short, inexpensive guided tour you can also visit the Palmer-Marsh and Bonner Houses. These were two prominent families in Bath’s early years. The houses today still have many of their pioneering structures including flooring, blown-glass window panes, brass door knockers, and hand-carved mantels.
Wife and mom who loves spending time with family and friends, serving others and doing it all while adventuring the outdoors.