New Bern Academy Museum

The New Bern Academy Museum

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 focused on the Civil War, New Bern Architecture, and the history of the building itself.

The New Bern Academy Museum is open from 12:30-4:30 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays located at 508 New Street. Groups of 10 or more may schedule a visit by calling 252-639-3524 (advance registration required).

Admission to the New Bern Academy Museum is free.