North Carolina History Center

The North Carolina History Center, which is part of the extensive Tryon Palace, is a new 65 million dollar complex which transports visitors back in time to explore New Bern’s more than 300 years of local history. Featuring extensive exhibits and attractions within the expansive space, visitors of all ages will have a blast discovering the roots of New Bern and Craven County, while exploring one of the most exciting new museums in Eastern North Carolina.

The North Carolina History Center has a far-reaching range of exhibits on the local history, which can span from the original Native Americans who first lived in the coastal Carolina area, to the town’s heyday as the original capital of the new state of NC. The Regional History Museum explorers all these stories in-depth through detailed displays that are stocked with antiques, relics and artifacts, while the Pepsi Family Center transports visitors through time via cool and interactive exhibits that the kids will love. With a host of waterfront dining options as well as new and rotating exhibits, and a stunning waterfront for impressive town views, the North Carolina History Center is a truly unique destination that creates a modern museum experience for visitors of all ages.

North Carolina History Center

A short film plays at the North Carolina History Center

Exhibits at the North Carolina History Center

A boat exhibit in the North Carolina History Center

History timeline in the North Carolina History Center

Environmental exhibits in the North Carolina History Center

Environmental exhibits in the North Carolina History Center

A boat exhibit in the North Carolina History Center

Exhibits in the North Carolina History Center

Exhibits in the North Carolina History Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Bern
Hours
  • Monday09:00AM-05:00PM
  • Tuesday09:00AM-05:00PM
  • Wednesday09:00-05:00PM
  • Thursday09:00-05:00PM
  • Friday09:00-05:00PM
  • Saturday09:00-05:00PM
  • Sunday12:00PM-05:00PM
New Bern Kayaking Guide

New Bern Kayaking Guide

Visitors who crave a kayaking adventure will fall in love with New Bern. This Inner Banks destination at the heart of the “Twin Rivers” region boasts access to more than 250 miles of mapped paddling trails as well as more than 30 launch sites throughout Craven County. As a result, paddlers from beginner to expert levels will find endless room to roam, from the downtown area to the wilds of the nearby Croatan National Forest.

Union Point Park

Union Point Park

Visitors to New Bern's historic downtown are advised to take a break from the shopping, antiquing and dining, and enjoy a comfortable seat and a great view at the scenic and newly revitalized, Union Point Park.