HERITAGE WALKING TOURS
The rich history of New Bern comes to life with our Historic Heritage Walking Tours-a series of self guided tours you’ll love to follow. You can experience the war-ridden past of this quaint community. Explore the architectural beauty of our homes. Immerse yourself into the charm of our Southern way of life. You can travel through the settings found in many of Nicholas Sparks’ best-selling novels. There is truly no better way to experience the history of New Bern.
Walk to Remember Tour
As any fan of Nicholas Sparks knows, one of the main characters in many of his books isn’t the hero or heroine, but the Coastal North Carolina location. And in A Bend in the Road, The Wedding, and The Notebook, New Bern plays the role of that character. The Walk to Remember tour guides you through fifteen distinct landmarks taken from these best selling novels and serves as a memorable way to get to know New Bern.
An inside look at Nicholas Sparks’ new home.
African American Tour
New Bern’s strong African-American Heritage is rich in culture as well as historical fact. It chronicles the rise of a proud race from slavery to independence and prominence.
Churches & Cemetaries Tour
New Bern is blessed with an abundance of beautiful, historic churches, all within walking distance of downtown New Bern. While you marvel at each structure, you’ll be enchanted by the stories contained within.
Civil War Tour
New Bern is surrounded by a wealth of Civil War history, making it an important player on the stage of Civil War landmarks. New Bern played a strategic role in shaping history in the South during this turbulent era.
Historic Homes Tour
If you like history, fine architecture and the gracious ambience of Southern living, you’ll be charmed by these lovely residences. You are invited to take a stroll down memory lane and allow yourself to be transported back in time.
Architectural Walking Tour
Take a distinct look into the vast architectural history of New Bern, which was founded in 1710 by a Swiss nobleman. Beautiful Georgian and bungalow homes, Federal-style buildings, Greek revival homes, Victorian mansions and more have been restored to maintain their original beauty.
Revolutionary War Tour
As the capital of colonial North Carolina, New Bern survived a colorful history of revolution and war. Experience first-hand the history of Tryon Palace and learn the stories that helped the country earn its independence.