Ghostwalk is a family-friendly event that combines spirits from New Bern's past, talented local volunteer actors, historic sites, and a fun-filled, creative environment. Guides will lead you through the stops in the cemetery, at which you will hear lively stories based on real historical characters and events. The remainder of the event is self-guided, with historical spirits telling you their spirited tales on outdoor porches in downtown New Bern. Downtown theaters provide great skits, and local churches offer a variety of low-cost meals for Ghostwalk visitors.

Enjoy the ghostly actors who will share their spirited stories in the very locations that their characters lived and visited. At Cedar Grove Cemetery, candlelight will lead you on oyster shell paths as historic figures emerge from shadows to tell you their stories. Each year features a new theme and new scripts.

Ghostwalk is not a haunted house, spooky, supernatural, or a homes tour.

Tickets are good for one night or all three. Plan to stay in New Bern during the daytime hours (when the ghosts are resting!) and then explore our beautiful area.


New Bern Historical Society

511 Broad St
New Bern, NC 28560

(252) 638-8558

Updated August 16, 2023