Historic Bath

Historic Bath was significant as North Carolina’s first port town. Today, it is also remembered for its trade, political rivalries, and piracy, and also was the site where “Edward Teach”, otherwise known as Blackbeard, lived after his pardon. Field trips to Historic Bath give students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers the opportunity to see what life was like in a port town during the 1700s and 1800s. Groups can take a tour of the fully restored 1751 Palmer-Marsh House and the 1830 Bonner House, as well as the 1790 Van Der Veer House, which features exhibits related to the historic site. Also available for tours is the nearby 1734 St. Thomas Episcopal Church, which contains several artifacts such as Queen Anne’s Bell, 18th-century silver candelabra from King George II, and others.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 9AM-5PM.

School

Field trips to Historic Bath begin in the Visitor Center with a short film about the town’s history. Educational programs allow students to experience the town’s history and learn about Colonial America, geography, culture, and trade. A few options for field trip activities at Historic Bath include rope making, quill writing, and colonial games. Field trip programs meet NC Essential Standards. Bring bagged lunches to enjoy a school group picnic at the waterfront near Bonner House after your field trip. Advance booking is required for field trips.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
Colonial America, U.S. history, geography, politics, trade, historical figures, culture.

contact info
Name: Erica Smith
Phone: 252-923-3971
Email: erica.smith@ncdcr.gov

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School Group Size: 10 minimum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone. Food Options: : Bring Your Own, Outdoor Seating. Cost: Fee Accessible To: PD, HI.

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

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Historic Bath

Historic Bath was significant as North Carolina’s first port town. Today, it is also remembered for its trade, political rivalries, and piracy, and also was the site where “Edward Teach”, otherwise known as Blackbeard, lived after his pardon. Field trips to Historic Bath give students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers the opportunity to see what life was like in a port town during the 1700s and 1800s. Groups can take a tour of the fully restored 1751 Palmer-Marsh House and the 1830 Bonner House, as well as the 1790 Van Der Veer House, which features exhibits related to the historic site. Also available for tours is the nearby 1734 St. Thomas Episcopal Church, which contains several artifacts such as Queen Anne’s Bell, 18th-century silver candelabra from King George II, and others.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 9AM-5PM.

Scouts

Scout groups can begin working on American Heritage badges while visiting Historic Bath. Scouts will start off their field trip with a short film about the town’s history before touring the sites. Educational programs aim to teach scouts about Colonial America, trade, culture, and geography. Field trip activities at Historic Bath include rope making, quill writing, colonial games, and more. Pack bagged lunches to enjoy a picnic at the waterfront near Bonner House after your field trip with your scout troop. Field trips require advance reservations.

supports scout badges in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
Colonial America, U.S. history, geography, politics, trade, historical figures, culture.

contact info
Name: Erica Smith
Phone: 252-923-3971
Email: erica.smith@ncdcr.gov

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School Group Size: 10 minimum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone. Food Options: Bring Your Own, Outdoor Seating. Cost: Fee Accessible To: PD, HI.

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

View Lesson Plan>>

Historic Bath

Historic Bath was significant as North Carolina’s first port town. Today, it is also remembered for its trade, political rivalries, and piracy, and also was the site where “Edward Teach”, otherwise known as Blackbeard, lived after his pardon. Field trips to Historic Bath give students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers the opportunity to see what life was like in a port town during the 1700s and 1800s. Groups can take a tour of the fully restored 1751 Palmer-Marsh House and the 1830 Bonner House, as well as the 1790 Van Der Veer House, which features exhibits related to the historic site. Also available for tours is the nearby 1734 St. Thomas Episcopal Church, which contains several artifacts such as Queen Anne’s Bell, 18th-century silver candelabra from King George II, and others.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 9AM-5PM.

Camp

Summer camp groups will enjoy exploring the town’s history on tours and while participating in educational programs at Historic Bath. Programs focus on topics such as Colonial America, geography, trade, and culture. Field trip activities at Historic Bath include rope making, quill writing, colonial games, and more. Camp groups are welcome to bring bagged lunched for a group picnic at the waterfront near Bonner House after their visit. Field trips require advance reservations.

contact info
Name: Erica Smith
Phone: 252-923-3971
Email: erica.smith@ncdcr.gov

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School Group Size: 10 minimum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone. Food Options: Bring Your Own, Outdoor Seating. Cost: Fee Accessible To: PD, HI.

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

View Lesson Plan>>

Historic Bath

Historic Bath was significant as North Carolina’s first port town. Today, it is also remembered for its trade, political rivalries, and piracy, and also was the site where “Edward Teach”, otherwise known as Blackbeard, lived after his pardon. Field trips to Historic Bath give students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers the opportunity to see what life was like in a port town during the 1700s and 1800s. Groups can take a tour of the fully restored 1751 Palmer-Marsh House and the 1830 Bonner House, as well as the 1790 Van Der Veer House, which features exhibits related to the historic site. Also available for tours is the nearby 1734 St. Thomas Episcopal Church, which contains several artifacts such as Queen Anne’s Bell, 18th-century silver candelabra from King George II, and others.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 9AM-5PM.

Homeschool

Homeschoolers will become immersed in the town’s history on field trips to Historic Bath. Visits begin in the Visitor Center with a short film about the town. Educational programs give homeschoolers the opportunity to experience the history of the town and learn about Colonial America, trade, geography, and culture. Activity options for field trips at Historic Bath include quill writing, rope making, and colonial games. Field trip programs meet NC Essential Standards. Pack bagged lunches to enjoy a group picnic at the waterfront near Bonner House with your homeschoolers. Advance reservations are required for field trips.

topics covered:
Colonial America, U.S. history, geography, politics, trade, historical figures, culture.

contact info
Name: Erica Smith
Phone: 252-923-3971
Email: erica.smith@ncdcr.gov

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School Group Size: 10 minimum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone. Food Options: Bring Your Own, Outdoor Seating. Cost: Fee Accessible To: PD, HI.

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

View Lesson Plan>>

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