CANCELED: Stanly-Spaight Duel

Saturday, September 5, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

In light of Governor Cooper's state of emergency declaration and guidance regarding canceling or postponing large gathers in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, this event has been canceled. Please pay attention to our social media and website for updates as we address this evolving issue. 

On September 5th, 1802, a prominent New Bern lawyer met his political rival, a former State Governor, in a lethal duel on the streets of New Bern. Step back in time to an era where a man’s personal honor was his most cherished quality and any incursion on this prized value could result in fiery and violent retribution. Watch the drama unfold before your eyes in a gripping reenactment on the 218th anniversary of the duel. A concert by the Fife and Drum will open the event.

The Stanly-Spaight Duel will take place on the grounds of the New Bern Academy, located at 508 New Street. 

*Demonstration will include black powder firings, which are loud and sudden. 

New Bern Academy (508 New St.)

Event Price

Free Admission
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