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We Bring History to Life!

We love New Bern and its amazing history. Since 1923, we have been celebrating and promoting New Bern's rich heritage through events and education. The Historical Society offices are located in the lovingly restored Attmore-Oliver House, c. 1790-1834, in New Bern’s historic district. We also own and steward 30+ acres of the Battle of New Bern’s Civil War battlefield, where you can walk in the footsteps of those who fought there and read their stories.

The Society is a nonprofit, member-supported organization, with no state or local government funding. Our work to honor and share New Bern's past depends on membership dues and contributions from people like you. To our members, we say thank you. And, to all others who cherish New Bern's history, we invite you to discover us today!

Upcoming Events & Programs

We thank our 2018 Ghostwalk sponsors and business partners!

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Platinum Sponsors

Jim Hodges, Curator
New Bern Historical Society

Media Sponsor

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Gold Sponsors

Andrew Mylander, D.M.D., P.L.L.C.   New Bern Civic Theatre    RiverTowne Players   Robert Chiles Engineering 

Trader Construction Company         Zaytoun Law Firm & Charles K. McCotter, Attorney at Law

Silver Sponsors

BB&T     Creekside Cabinets     Galley Stores     Ghosts of New Bern Walking Tours     Gregory Poole Marine     Harmony House Inn     Kelvin Kestner     Melvin Kestner      Mitchell Hardware      Poor Charlie's Flea Market & Antiques      Soo's Chocolate & Bakery      The Chelsea Restaurant