The New Bern Academy is a Federal style two-story building constructed of Flemish-bond brick. Its form and design, especially with its central pedimented pavilion and subdued, but elegant details including the reconstructed cupola and windows crowned by flat arches, recall earlier Georgian structures like Tryon Palace. Fire destroyed the original building in 1795, and the present building was constructed between 1806 and 1809.
Civil War-era photographs and an engraving from an 1824 map of New Bern helped in the reconstruction of some the Academy’s exterior elements in the 20th century.
The New Bern Academy is located at 508 New Street, just four blocks from Tryon Palace, in the heart of New Bern’s historic residential district, and is FREE to the public to explore.