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Museum Day Live! And Music on the Point

Tour the Palmer-Marsh house for free on Museum Day Live! at Historic Bath.

An exciting weekend is coming to Historic Bath! Saturday, Sept. 23, beginning at 10 a.m., Historic Bath will participate in the Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day Live! program. The Smithsonian recognizes the extraordinary power of historic sites and other cultural institutions to provide insight and inspiration to visitors both young and old.

Museum Day Live grants free admission for two on that date at participating museums. Free tickets can be downloaded at More than 1,000 museums across the country have participated in the program.

As part of this special one-day program, the Palmer Marsh and Bonner House tours will be free with your downloadable Museum Day Live! ticket. Come experience what life was like in a port town in the 18th and 19th centuries. Also, for this day only see the "It's Revolutionary!" traveling exhibit, courtesy of the North Carolina Archives. This exhibit features original North Carolina founding documents. Living history demonstrations and hands-on activities for kids will be available throughout the day.

Top off the day at Bonner's Point, beginning at 5 p.m., for Music on the Point and Food Truck Rodeo, featuring Scearce and Ketner. Scearce and Ketner, an acoustic duo from Swansboro, will perform your favorite songs by a wide variety of artists as well as original songs from their album "Abducted." Food truck vendors include Kona Ice, Wooten's Pork Skins, Shep's Farm to Truck, Williams Catering and the debut of Pamlico River Coffee. This is a free event, so bring your lawn chair or towel for a night out on the point!

For additional information on the program at Historic Bath, please call (252) 923-3971. Historic Bath is located at 207 Carteret St., Bath, and is within the Division of State Historic Sites of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

About Historic Bath State Historic Site
Historic Bath became North Carolina’s first town and was incorporated in 1705. It was the colony’s first port of entry and was home to North Carolina’s first public library. The Visitor Center is located at 207 Carteret St. The site is open Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., and Sunday from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. For more information about special events, tours, weddings and parties, please call (252) 923-3971. Tickets are $2 for adults, $1 for students and apply separately for the Bonner and Palmer-Marsh Houses. Historic Bath is within the Division of State Historic Sites of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

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