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Kapp discusses what can be seen during a visit to Bath, the state's oldest town. Each year the town's history, charm, and a relaxing slow pace attract over 30,000 visitors.
Recent statistics from North Carolina’s State Historic Sites indicate that the history business is booming. In 1980, there was a ten-percent increase in the number of visitors to the twenty sites operated by the Historic Sites Section of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This recent trend may be due to the inexpensive costs of visiting state historic sites, better publicity, and improvements in facilities and interpretations of the sites themselves.
Visitors are now welcomed on battlefields in the state where muskets once rattled and cannon roared during Revolutionary and Civil War battles. Kapp describes what visitors will find during a tour.
A variety of unique Christmas customs are observed and closely tied to regions of North Carolina. In historic areas, such as Halifax and New Bern’s Tryon Palace, special events and tours reflect 18th-century traditions. In places such as Old Salem, decorations and ceremonies reflect the influence of the Moravians.