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!

Coronavirus update

The Historical Society office is open for business from 10 am - 4 pm, Monday - Thursday; 10 am - 1 pm Friday.
During this phase of the NC reopening plan, we're unable to do any live programming.  We hope to reschedule spring programs once restrictions on gatherings are removed.
Attmore-Oliver House tours are suspended at this time. 
Battlefield Park remains open for self-guided tours.
If you have any questions or would like a refund for a cancelled program, please call the office at 252-638-8558. 

Thank you for your patience and support!

Upcoming Events & Programs

Watch our most popular programs online!

Tee It Up Fore History

Save the date!
30th Annual Ghostwalk October 22-24, 2020

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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