New Bern is 35 miles from the North Carolina beaches. Highways: US 70, US 17, NC 55
2nd oldest city in NC
New Bern was NC state's first capital until 1776 when it was moved to Raliegh
Places to see
Marine Air Corps stationed in nearby Cherry Point
Colonial Revival Gardens
Tryon Palace was the home of the Royal governor William Tryon. It was designed by architect John Hawkes. Tryon Palace is a Georigian style Manson. In 1770, Governor Tryon was appointed governor of New York. Royal Governor Josiah Martin took his place as North Carolina governor. In 1775, governor Martin was forced to flee by patriots. In 1777, the NC General assembly convened at Tryon Palace. In 1798 a fire destroyed the main building. Reconstruction began in 1939 and in 1959 Tryon Palace opened to the public. Tours are available. There are over 7000 art pieces and 18th and 19th century antiques
Colonial Revival Gardens
These gardens were designed by Marley Jeffers Williams who is an expert in 18th century landscaping.
Example gardens are: Latham Garden, Green Garden, Kellenberger garden and Kitchen garden.
They contain ornamental plants, hedges, vegetables and more examples of 18th century landscaping.
Atlmore Oliver House
located at 513 Broad st.
Atlmore Oliver house is the home of the New Bern historical society. The house was built in 1790.
18th and 19th century antiques
civil war artifacts
Dixon Stevenson House
built 1826-1833 located at 609 Pollock st.
noted for the Neoclassical architecture
home of George Dixon who was once the mayor of New Bern and a tailor and merchant
During the Civil War, the house was used as a hospital for Union troops occupying the town.
John Wright Stanley House
built 1779, the Georgian home is located at 307 George St.
George Washington slept here.
Noted for the Chippendale Staircase
During the Civil War, when New Bern was occupied by Union troops, the house was used as headquarters to the Union General Burnside.
New Bern Academy Museum
first chartered school in NC
Now a museum covering early history to civil war era.
Minnesott Beach Take Cherry Branch ferry to US 306
Croatan National Forest
Coastal Forest - south from New Bern to Bogue Sound.
Venus flytraps and alligators
hiking trails most notable: Neusiok trail 21miles from Neuse River to Newport
primitive camping, picnicking, bird watching, fishing and hunting
Spring Historic Homes and Garden Tour
held in April when the Azaleas and Dogwood are in full bloom.
Mumfest Street Festival
when: Mid October
where: downtown New Bern
food, entertainment, antiques, crafts
small town near NewBern in the Pamlico Sound area
known for Sailing.