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


HBF Special Funds provided for the following:

Purchase, renovation, establishing preservation protective covenants, and sale of the G.W. Marsh Stores, 115 S. Main Street.


Purchase of the "Bridge lot", at NE base of Bath Creek bridge, for the purpose of creating a green space and future town park.


HBF Newsletter

Summer 2014

Quarterly Meeting

September 12th,  3PM, Bath Town Hall


Annual Award Winners

The HBF Preservation Award for the advancement of historical research to Bea Latham from the Historic Bath Foundation January 2014.

The HBF Preservation Award for representing, promoting, and advancing Historic Bath to Josephine Hookway from the Historic Bath Foundation January 2014.




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