landmarks where the beginnings

of a State took root...

tales of an infamous pirate and

his hidden treasures...

 tranquility in the “summer-country” 

nestled along the Pamlico River...


Where else but North Carolina’s oldest town would be the backdrop for this drama?  Where else but the village town of....


Our History

Recognizing Bath’s unique and rich blend of history, legend and land, a group of people formed a grassroots organization, The Historic Bath Foundation, Inc.  The Foundation was organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes to serve the Bath area. Grants are offered by the Foundation to qualifying applicants to assist in preserving, restoring, and developing the historical culture of Bath. Founded in 1705, Bath is North Carolina’s oldest town, its origin and history are vital to our nation and every North Carolinian. The treasures of Bath belong to everyone.  



Current Events

 Next HBF Annual Meeting

June 29, 2018 11:00 AM
Quarterly Board Meeting to Follow

Bath High School Gallery

Pirate Hall

 The State Department of Natural and Cultural Resources officially entered into an agreement with The Historic Bath Foundation cementing a working relationship to provide an exhibit/museum space located within the northwest wing of the old Bath High School.  The State will lease and manage the property.  The initial exhibit is expected to open in 2018.


Please contact before June 15th  if you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors.  Nominations for a director will be accepted during the Annual Meeting as well.













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