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New Bern We’ve spent over 300 years preparing for your visit New Bern We’ve spent over 300 years preparing for your visit New Bern, NC is the first state capital, home to Tryon Palace and the birthplace of Pepsi Cola. Discover the NC History Center, enjoy drinks and...

Spring Homes & Garden Tour

Spring Homes & Garden Tour During the Spring Homes & Garden Tour, homeowners open their doors so the public can visit some of the most beautiful and interesting homes in New Bern’s historic district. Guests tour the living quarters of these homes, learning...

Historic Homes Tour

Historic Homes Tour This tour is a bi-annual event, the next scheduled date is April 2021. If you like history, fine architecture and the gracious ambiance of Southern living, you’ll be charmed by these lovely residences. You are invited to take a stroll down memory...

Historic Homes

Historic Homes Surrounding the Palace are several historic homes and buildings that help tell the story of life in historic New Bern, including the Dixon House, Stanly House, and the Hay House. The John Wright Stanly House (c. 1780) reflects the wealth of its owner,...