New Bern Academy Museum

The New Bern Academy Museum, 508 New Street, New Bern

Rich with American history, the New Bern Academy, is located four blocks from Tryon Palace in the heart of New Bern’s historic residential district. Originally built in 1809 as a school for both boys and girls, the New Bern Academy served as a hospital during the American Civil War as well a recruitment station for the 35th USCT. From 1899 – 1972 it was in use in the New Bern graded school system.

Today, the New Bern Academy building’s original classrooms are home to four permanent exhibits. Exhibits include – Face to Face: Civil War Sketches and Stories; New Bern Architecture; Civil War Military Occupation; and History of Education.

Self-touring of this historic building built is offered on most Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, from 12:30 – 4:30 PM. Prior to your visit, please contact the Ticket Desk at the NC History Center at 252.639.3525 to confirm that the building is open.

Admission to the New Bern Academy Museum is free.

Groups of 10 or more may schedule a visit by calling 252-639-3524 (advance registration required).