Attractions and Museums

Attmore-Oliver House
513 Broad Street, New Bern, NC 28560
Built in 1790 by prominent New Bernian Samuel Chapman, this historic house serves as the headquarters of the New Bern Historical Society. It has several exhibits including Civil War memorabilia and a unique doll collection.

Bank of the Arts
317 Middle Street, New Bern NC 28560
Home of the Craven Arts Council and Gallery, this 1912 neoclassic bank building hosts temporary exhibits of fine arts, handcrafts, and traveling exhibitions.

Croatan National Forest
Ranger’s Office, 141 E. Fisher Avenue, New Bern, NC 28562
A 157,000 acre national forest that offers hiking, camping, birding, boating and fishing. Home of the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker and several varieties of carnivorous plants such as the Venus Flytrap.

Foscue Plantation 
Located in Pollocksville, the Foscue Plantation is a majestic reminder of a period in time more than 200 years ago. The house has been meticulously restored to its original construction in high-style antebellum décor that showcases a number of original furnishings. If you want to step back in time and find out about a fascinating tale of love and war and the strength of a Southern family, you have come to the right place. With three floors and a working basement, cemetery, garden, forest, plantation land, and the Trent River at the back of the property, there is much to see. Located about 30 minutes from New Bern, this home is available for viewing on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment. Contact (252) 224-1803 for more information.
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Ghosts of New Bern
New Bern/Havelock Convention and Visitors Center
P. O. Box 1713, New Bern, NC 28563
252-637-9400, 1-800-437-5767\FAX: 252-637-0250
Located in the Riverfront Convention Center at the corner of South Front and East Front Streets. The Convention and Visitors Center offers detailed information about touring opportunities in the Craven County area, as well as information on lodging, restaurants, and shopping. Tickets to area attractions may be purchased there.
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New Bern Tours
333 Middle Street, New Bern, NC 28560
800-849-7316, 252-637-7316
New Bern Tours offers custom packaged tours that include lodging, meals and tickets to area attractions, including Tryon Palace and the New Bern Trolley.
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Additional New Bern Resources

City of New Bern
New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce
New Bern Craven County Public Library
New Bern Firemen’s Museum
New Bern KOA Campground
New Bern Preservation Foundation
New Bern Riverfront Convention Center
Swiss Bear Downtown Development Corp.
Inn’s of New Bern
Coastal Carolina Regional Airport
Craven Arts Council and Gallery
Craven County
Craven County Genealogical Society
Craven County Government
Craven County Schools
Crystal Coast Visitors Centers
NC Department of Cultural Resources
NC Division of Tourism
North Carolina Aquarium
North Carolina Maritime Museum
Fort Macon State Park
Craven County Digital History Exhibit
Cherry Point MCAS
City of Havelock
Havelock, N.C
Fairfield Harbour

New Media and Social Media Links

NC Department of Cultural Resources

NC Museum of Art

Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art

State Library – Marketing
Government & Heritage Library
NC Symphony
NC Arts Council
State Archives
Highway Historical Markers
NC Museum of History
Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex
Battleship USS North Carolina
NC Transportation Museum
Tryon Palace
State Capitol
Roanoke Island Festival Park