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.
Local Area EventsListing Calendar
"Juice" at Galley Stores
Dates/Times: Every Friday
Location: The Galley Stores located in Historic Downtown New Bern
300 East Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560
Description: Get the weekend going with "Juice" at The Galley Store on Fridays! Bring your friends and enjoy delicious wines and beers, in addition to some of our favorite gourmet appetizers.
Admission: Tasting is FREE & Open to the Public!
Appetizers are $5.00
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
2015 Summer Concert Series Presents "YPG River Jam"
Dates/Times: Friday, August 14, 2015
Gates Open at 5:30pm
Location: New Bern Farmer's Market in Historic Downtown New Bern
421 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560
Description: 2015 Summer Concert Series (Part 3): "Music Comes Together Here"
Join us for the "YPG River Jam", hosted by the New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce's Young Professionals Group. This concert will feature The Embers with Craig Woolard.
This concert is presented by Piedmont Natural Gas.
Admission: Tickets are $15 each
Children 12 years & under are admitted free with a paid adult.
A "Mega Ticket" can be purchased for all 3 concerts in the 2015 Summer Concert Series, taking place in June, July & August, for $35 per person.
Bike MS: Historic New Bern Ride September 11 & 12, 2015
Bike MS is a 2-day cycling event that raises funds to support people living with multiple sclerosis in eastern North Carolina and throughout the United States. Money raised through this event funds MS research, programs, services, and advocacy. In 2011, over 2,600 participants raised $1,677,423 to create a world free of MS. This year, our goal is to raise $1.7 million!
Bike MS cyclists enjoy two full days of riding through rural eastern North Carolina. Each day, cyclists can choose to ride 30, 75, 50 or 100 miles on fully-supported routes. At the conclusion of each day's ride, cyclists are greeted by cheerful volunteers, a delicious, hot meal, ice cold beverages, and live entertainment. It's a great time, you should join us!
Craven Chains Classic
Professional Disc Golf players will gather at Glenn Bernie Park for this tournament.
Date: 19-Sep to 20-Sep-2015
Location: New Bern, NC, United States
Tournament Director: Diana Parisi