NORTH CAROLINA HISTORY CENTER:
A VIRTUAL ADVENTURE
The North Carolina History Center is where you start your Time Travel Adventure.
At the new Pepsi Family Center, you'll enter through a Time Machine that takes you back to 1835 where an interactive virtual experience of what it was like to live in a small North Carolina coastal town awaits. Here, the whole family will enjoy the excitement of sailing a ship on the high seas; distilling turpentine and producing naval stores--one of the region's main products; joining an electronic quilting bee; creating the local newspaper; assisting the cook as she prepares recipes in a 19th-century kitchen; and helping the shopkeeper find items for local New Bernians in the dry goods store.
Across the hall, the Regional History Museum invites you to discover the history of North Carolina's Central Coastal Region through the drama of the human experience. Interactive kiosks and fascinating historical artifacts bring to life the human stories and qualities of place that make this region unique. Explore the environment; learn about the people and communities of the past, and discover the major industries that defined the economy of the region and times.
THE HISTORIC SITE:
A REAL-TIME HISTORY ADVENTURE
At the Governor's Palace, gardens and historic homes, the history of North Carolina awaits you — with tales of servants both enslaved and free, craftspeople and apprentices; and the people who created the North Carolina we know today. Step back in time as costumed guides and engaging character interpreters bring American history to life.
In knowing who we are as a people, and who we may become, we need to know where we have been. Come to Tryon Palace and experience the adventure and excitement of that journey of discovery.
New Bern is the historic heart of North Carolina's Central Coastal Region, just forty-five minutes from the beautiful beaches of the Crystal Coast. Today, New Bern is a historical treasure with a walkable downtown of more than 150 restored historic homes and buildings listed as contributing to the National Register Historic District. For more information on New Bern, its accommodations, restaurants and all there is to do there, please visit www.visitnewbern.com.