Homes & Garden Tour
Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13, 2013
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Homes and Gardens Tour Map
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Or call 252-638-8558 to purchase by phone
On April 12 and 13, homeowners will open their doors so the public can visit some of the most beautiful and interesting homes in New Bern’s historic district. The 2013 Spring Historic Homes & Gardens Tour will provide a behind-the-scenes look at homes and gardens that are important to our town’s past and present. Patrons will tour the living quarters of these homes, learning about the original architecture, renovations, and furnishings. This year a number of the gardens will feature artists. In addition to the homes and gardens, many downtown houses of worship will be open for tours.
Among the gardens open to the public is the Tryon Palace garden, which should be in full bloom. Tryon Palace’s Annual Heritage Plant Sale will also be held on the Palace grounds during the tour. That weekend, Spring Homes Tour ticket holders will have the opportunity to purchase discounted admission passes to Tryon Palace/NC History Center.
Be sure to grab a homemade bagged lunch to go or enjoy it in a quaint porch setting at the Blades’ Veranda Cafe. Bagged lunches are a $7 donation and include a sandwich, and beverage. Coffee, tea, and delicious baked goods will be available throughout the day across the street from the cafe at Peterson’s Porch. A hospitality station also will be available to patrons on the grounds of the Attmore-Oliver House, 511 Broad Street.
The Spring Historic Homes & Gardens Tour is a collaborative event presented by the New Bern Historical Society and the New Bern Preservation Foundation. Tickets are sent to members in March. We would like to thank our members in advance for their support.
Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 day of the tour and $13 for active duty military and dependents with ID. If ordering an active duty military or dependent ticket you must pick up your ticket at the Historic Society office, 511 Broad St. There is also a special rate of $13 for groups of 12 or more. Tickets are good for both tour days, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Buy your tickets online:
- Telephone New Bern Historical Society 252-638-8558
- Tickets available at the following locations in New Bern:www.newbernhistorical.org, through PayPal
- New Bern Historical Society, 511 Broad Street
- New Bern Preservation Foundation, 510B Pollock St.
- Harris Teeter, 2019 S. Glenburnie Rd.
- Carolina Creations, 317 Pollock St.
- Mitchell Hardware, 215 Craven St.
Volunteer to help with Spring Historic Homes & Gardens Tour
Click here to become a SPONSOR for 2013 Spring Historic Homes & Gardens Tour.
About Spring Historic Homes & Gardens Tour
The Spring Historic Homes & Gardens Tour is a major fundraiser for the New Bern Historical Society and New Bern Preservation Foundation. Each year, owners of historic homes open their homes so that ticket holders may explore and appreciate the exquisite gardens and architectural history of houses on tour. Most downtown historic churches are also open on tour days.
Celebrate spring in New Bern!