Local Area Attractions
Tryon Palace Historic Sites and Gardens
610 Pollock Street,
Known in colonial times as one of the most beautiful public buildings in America, the elegant Georgian-style mansion served as both home of Royal Governor William Tryon and the capital of the Colony of North Carolina. Restored to its 18th-century glory, Tryon Palace is furnished with an outstanding collection of antiques and art. The grounds are devoted to extensive gardens ranging from English formal gardens to a kitchen garden to wilderness garden areas. The complex includes four contrasting homes of exceptional beauty. Interpreters in period costumes conduct tours all year. An audiovisual orientation program and crafts demonstration, including cooking in the Tryon Palace kitchen, basket weaving and blacksmithing, are offered daily.
408 Hancock Street
This building houses steam pumpers and an extensive collection of early fire-fighting equipment along with rare photographs, Civil War relics, and even the mounted head of a faithful old fire-horse named Fred, who died while answering an alarm.
Atlantic Beach, NC
Only a 30 minute drive from the campground you will find the Crystal Coast. Whether you just want some fun in the sun with a little sand in your shoes, this coast is a gorgeous spot to spend the day.
Local Area Activities
Enjoy a day of fishing or watch a beautiful sunset from the 100-foot pier. The boat slips, ramp, kayaks dingy and paddleboats welcome campers who yearn to get out on the water. A catch-and-release fish pond and a group-outings pavilion round out this haven for extended relaxation
Find a unique gift among dozens of antique, specialty and boutique shops throughout New Bern's historic downtown.
45 minutes east.
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Cedar Grove Cemetery Tours
Tours will take place Saturdays from April 2015 through November 2015.
Tours will begin promptly at 4:00pm
Location: Cedar Grove Cemetery in Historic Downtown New Bern
Located near intersection of Queen & George Streets
New Bern, NC 28560
Description: The Earl of Craven Questers Chapter is conducting tours of Cedar Grove Cemetery every Saturday, at 4:00pm. The tours, departing from the cemeterys main gate, will feature information about the residents of Cedar Grove. Tours are factually based and entertaining too.
Questers' is an international organization dedicated to historic preservation. Craven County's local chapter consists of 21 members and raises funds to underwrite the preservation and restoration of Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Admission: $10.00 per person
NC Seafood Festival Oct. 2 - 4, 2015
Have you marked your calendar for October 2-4, 2015 NC Seafood Fest Chair, Mindy Fitzpatrick invites YOU to join in on all the fun! Live entertainment, food, and rides are just some of the fun things to do on the Morehead City waterfront
Check out their facebook page for more information.
North Carolina Chili Festival October 16 & 17, 2015
This two-day event is sponsored by the Greater Havelock Chamber of Commerce at the City Park off Highway 70 in Havelock, NC.
Walter B. Jones Park in Havelock is the place to be for the first taste of gourmet chili, wings, free music, lots of vendors and fun at the Chili Festival. Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point flies in a Pedro helicopter for static display both Friday from 5 to 9 PM and Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM. For chili-tasters preferring to stay in their vehicles, a drive-through pickup station staffed by volunteer youth service groups serves up 12-ounce containers of wings and a drink Friday evening, and of chili and a drink for $5 Saturday in the City Hall Parking lot off N.C. Highway 101. The annual event is sponsored by the Havelock Chamber of Commerce and the Havelock Rotary Club. Vendor information and tickets are available at the chamber.
Mum Fest Oct. 10 & 11, 2015
MUMFEST is recognized as one of the finest award-winning family festivals in the state. MUMFEST is a combination of fun and entertainment that annually attracts more than 80,000 festival-goers to the revitalized beauty of New Berns historic downtown and waterfront. Admission: Free
Neuse River Bridge Run
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Run Begins at 7:00am
Location: New Bern Riverfront Convention Center
203 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560
Description: Join us for the 11th Annual Neuse River Bridge Run, held in 300-year-old historic downtown New Bern and offering magnificent views of the Neuse and Trent Rivers. There's plenty to do in and around town, including the Havelock Chili Festival on Saturday afternoon. Or, spend some family time touring downtown New Bern, visiting Tryon Palace, or trying one of our delicious eateries.
Participants can choose between a half-marathon, 10K or a 5K course. We invite walkers to enjoy the 5K course. All courses are pending USATF certified and runners are timed.
Admission: Registration Fees Are As Follows:
-Half Marathon: $55
-SuperKids' Fun Run: $20