Battlefields, BBQ & Boos Weekend Tour
Spend a hauntingly, historic weekend in Kinston!
Embark upon a spirited adventure as Civil War battlefield guides and local historians lead tours and tell stories of strange and unexplained occurrences on the battlefields and in historic homes. Each year tales of apparitions and sightings remind us that many lost souls are not to be forgotten. You may encounter visitors from the past as you and our team of paranormal investigators searches the battlefields and sites. A weekend visit to Kinston is not complete without tantalizing the taste buds by feasting on eastern North Carolina BBQ and a delicious farm to table reception catered by Chef & the Farmer at Mother Earth Distillery. We promise “spirits” will be present in one form or another.
Date: October 13-15, 2017
Cost: $625 per couple or $425 per person
3:00 to 5:00 Registration and Check-in at Mother Earth Motor Lodge
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Mother Earth Motor Lodge is a beautifully restored motor lodge in downtown Kinston. A must visit destination for art lovers, Mother Earth Motor Lodge offers a total of 45 rooms and/or suites each decorated in mid-century modern style and each featuring works of art throughout the motel. The center courtyard features a three-ring pool similar to the original kidney shaped pool, shuffle board and 9-hole mini golf. Breakfast will be served each morning in The Ram Neuse Room next to the lobby compliments of Visit Kinston. www.motherearthmotorlodge.com
Mother Earth Motor Lodge
501 N. Herritage St.
Kinston, NC 28501
5:30 Group shuttles by bus to CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center Interpretive Center http://www.nchistoricsites.org/neuse/neuse.htm
Welcome and Old Fashion Pig Picking catered by King’s Restaurant
7:30 to 9:00 Group shuttles to Starr’s Battery and Harriet’s Chapel with local historian and guide to tour the sites and participate in a paranormal investigation with a professional paranormal investigation team.
9:00 Depart to return to Mother Earth Motor Lodge
7:00 to 8:30 Breakfast at Mother Earth Motor Lodge catered by Lovick’s Café
9:00 Wyse Fork Battlefield Ghosts
Guide Dennis Harper has 52 years of experience as a battlefield guide. Dennis will share tales from the battlefield that to this day cannot be explained, stories of sightings and strange apparitions and tales of visitors in gray and blue still wandering on the battlefield.
12:30 Lunch – Downtown Kinston
2:00 Time on your own to tour downtown sites and attractions.
5:30 Group shuttles by bus to Mother Earth Distillery for Heavy Hors’deurves
Catered by Chef & the Farmer
7:00 Group shuttles by bus to Historic Harmony Hall
Harmony Hall’s history is anything but harmonious! Local historian and guide Tonya Adams will share the turbulent history of Harmony Hall, stories of murder, accidental deaths or suicides, tragedies associated with the 18th Century home. Paranormal Investigators will lead the group through an investigation of the property.
9:00 Depart for Mother Earth Motor Lodge
10:00 Brunch at Motor Earth Motor Lodge -
Paranormal investigation findings and sharing of photos and stories.