Touring North Carolina’s First Town for the First Time

photo2 A scenic view at Historic Bath

 

Late last month, Cultural Resources Secretary Susan Kluttz made her first visit to North Carolina’s first town, Bath.

While visiting the quaint Beaufort County town, the Secretary attended a meeting of the Historic Bath Commission, led by chairperson Peggy Daw, and toured Historic Bath State Historic Site—which the commission helps the department maintain. While at the meeting, Secretary Kluttz emphasized the invaluable service that the commission members provide and shared how she has tried to the spread the word about the importance of history to our state’s economy and quality of life during her tenure.

Secretary Kluttz next to the Palmer-Marsh House at Historic Bath Secretary Kluttz next to the Palmer-Marsh House at Historic Bath

 

On the tour, Secretary Kluttz enjoyed Bath’s picturesque views, especially the spot where Back Creek flows into the Pamlico River and the front porch of the 1830 Bonner House. She also was able to see the popular Queen Anne’s Revenge: 1718 exhibit in the town where Blackbeard once lived.

Though Secretary Kluttz didn’t quite have the time to give the beautiful site the full tour that it deserves, the Secretary promised Site Manager Leigh Swain that her first visit to North Carolina’s first town wouldn’t be her last.

Historic Bath hosts a spectacular Christmas Open House during the holiday season, but there are plenty of reasons for you to visit, including daily tours of the site’s many historic buildings, before then.

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