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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 Society is a nonprofit, member-supported organization. 

We invite you to discover us today!

Upcoming Events & Programs

In response to health concerns over the Coronavirus, the Historical Society has postponed April programs and suspended registration for May programs.  We will provide rescheduled dates as soon as possible.  If you have a paid reservation for one of the April programs, please call the office at 252-638-8558 to have it held for the new date or to be issued a refund.  Attomore-Oliver House tours and guided battlefield tours are suspended at this time.  Thank you for your patience and support.

Living History for the Entire Family

Another Encore Presentation!

Be Our Guest

Tee It Up Fore History!

We thank our generous sponsors & business partners

Jim Hodges, Curator
New Bern Historical Society

Zaytoun Law Firm &
Charles K. McCotter, Jr
Attorney at Law

A Loyal Friend,
Maggie Bagg

Paul & Lois Switzer

Andrew Mylander, D.M.D., P.L.L.C.   New Bern Civic Theatre    RiverTowne Players
Robert Chiles Engineering   Shannon Corr, NC STA Contracting 

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