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 dinner on the waterfront, or shop at one of our unique downtown boutiques.

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If you’re planning an overnight stay in our charming town, Charm Discounts are the best way for our guests to take advantage of special rates. Don’t miss out on the savings!
There are not many cities that can say they were the birthplace of one of the world’s best known soft drinks and were once the capital of our state. Come discover all the things that make our city so special.

2020 MCAS Cherry Point Air Show

May 1 @ 8:00 am - May 3 @ 5:00 pm

Honour, The Musical

February 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Quilt Exhibit from Twin Rivers Quilters Guild

January 25 @ 9:00 am - March 22 @ 5:00 pm


New Bern, in coordination with other towns within Craven County, is doing everything possible to support and comply with the Governor's Stay at Home order designed to flatten the curve with regards to the spread of COVID-19. We encourage you to monitor the official sites for the City of New Bern and Craven County for updates. For a list of downtown businesses with updated hours of operation, curbside and delivery details click here.