For 28 years, Ghostwalk has endured whatever mother nature sends along.  This year she sent Florence.  For many New Bernians this means much flooding and damage.  As the city works back toward normalcy, the New Bern Historical Society joins all of New Bern moving forward.

Ghostwalk will go on Oct. 25-27.

There will be some modifications. Some of their original plans may change, different ghosts may make the trip back, but they will give you a historical good time for three evenings. And celebrate New Bern in the process.

Tickets, good for all three nights, are available online and at the New Bern Historical Society office at 511 Broad St. in New Bern.

Ticket outlets, as listed on the website, should be ready late in the week of Sept. 24.

They are still expecting a whole crew of spirited characters from New Bern’s past reflecting this year’s theme:  Graves’ Anatomy.  So, stand by for medicine, mystery and mayhem.

Many of the city’s historic churches will provide ghostly fare, so leave dinner planning to them.

They will have the Tap Snap photo booth for a souvenir photo for all ticketholders, watch for wonderful theatre previews as well. Keep an eye out for spirits at Cedar Grove Cemetery and prepare for a realistic Civil War hospital presentation.

“We salute those hard-working people who, in the face of Florence, are demonstrating #NewBernStrong,” the Historical Society said in a news release. “The New Bern Historical Society invites you to come celebrate New Bern and our wonderful history at Ghostwalk.  Despite the efforts of Florence and Mother Nature, New Bern endures! Title Sponsors, Chesnutt, Clemmons and Peacock; and CarolinaEast Health System. Media title sponsorship provided by WITN. Additional media sponsorship by Public Radio East.

The mission of the New Bern Historical Society is to celebrate and promote New Bern and its heritage through events and education.  Offices are located in the historic Attmore Oliver House at 511 Broad Street in New Bern.  For more information, call 252-638-8558 or go or

Bill Hand welcomes visitors to Cedar Grove Cemetery.

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