Exhibit Center

Bath High School was built in 1922, and served the community until it closed in 1989. After extensive rennovations, part of the school was reopened in early 2018 as the Historic Bath Exhibit Center.

The Exhibit Center houses the gift shop and two rotating exhibits. You can visit free of charge between 10:00am and 4:00pm, Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Currently on display at the Historic Bath Exhibit Center:


An exhibit of 29 maps, dating from the 1540s to the 1850s, give a unique perspective on how our perception of the New World evolved over time. The maps provide a look at early cartography, including oddities such unusually-oriented coastlines and an incomplete understanding of the size of North and South America.antique map depicting ships and sea monsters

From early depictions of sea monsters and shipwrecks to the precisely accurate maps of the 19th century, visit our Exhibit Center to view these intriguing glimpses into our past.




Featuring more than a dozen bicycles dating from 1881 forward, this exhibit features bone shakers, tandem bikes, and an oddity with spiked wheels meant for riding on ice. Learn more about the history and social impact of bicyles in this traveling exhibit from the North Carolina Transportation Museum.