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.
333 Middle Street
Discover three centuries of history and architectural beauty in a 90-minute trolley car tour of downtown New Bern. Professional guides will recount the fascinating details of this former royal capital of North Carolina.
256 Middle Street
On this spot in his pharmacy, Caleb Bradham invented "Brad's Drink," which later he patented as Pepsi Cola. Today you can relax and enjoy a Pepsi Cola at the recreated soda fountain and purchase a souvenir.
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.
The new North Carolina History Center has revolutionized the visitor encounter at the state's premier historic site and sets a new standard for the museum experience. History Navigator tours using portable interactive devices add an exciting new dimension to our historic sites. Rotating exhibitions and the wide variety of interactive historical activities keep the experience fresh and exciting with each visit.
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
Only 45 minutes away to the sandy shore of the Atlantic ocean. Collect sea shells or take a long stroll along the Crystal Coast. Visit the Pine Knoll Shore Aquarium located only minutes from the beach area.
Find a unique gift among dozens of antique, specialty and boutique shops throughout New Bern's historic downtown. Enjoy breakfast downtown at Bakers Kitchen or have Lunch or Supper at one of the country"s best restuarants.