Visit New Bern
Founded in 1710, New Bern was settled by Swiss and German adventurers led by Baron Christopher de Graffenried from Bern, Switzerland. Royal Governor William Tryon made this seaport the colonial capitol. His restored 18th-century capitol and residence, Tryon Palace, dominates a thirteen-acre garden complex that includes several historical landmarks in the heart of the city.
New Bern is the second oldest town in North Carolina and served as the capital of the North Carolina colonial government and then briefly as the state capital. Located on the confluence of the Trent and Neuse Rivers, New Bern is commonly known as the birthplace of Pepsi Cola.
A major port and trading center in the 1800's, New Bern was captured and occupied by the Union Army after a fierce battle on March 14, 1862. New Bern has three historic districts with homes, stores, and churches dating as far back as the early 18th century.
Bank of the Arts (Craven Arts Council)
The Birthplace of Pepsi
256 Middle Street, New Bern, NC
Ghost of New Bern
New Bern Chamber of Commerce
New Bern Convention & Visitors Center
New Bern Fireman’s Museum
New Bern Historic Trolley Tour
New Bern Historical Society
Swiss Bear Downtown Development Corp.
BridgePointe Hotel & Marina
101 Howell Road, New Bern, NC
Comfort Suites Riverfront Park
218 E. Front Street, New Bern, NC
Hilton New Bern/Riverfront
100 Middle Street, New Bern, NC
Captain Ratty's Seafood Restaurant and Steakhouse
202 Middle Street, New Bern, NC
335 Middle Street, New Bern, NC
The Baker's Square
227 Middle Street, New Bern, NC
MJ's Raw Bar & Grille
216 Middle Street, New Bern, NC
Morgan's Tavern and Grill
235 Craven Street, New Bern, NC