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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

Ed Bearss Returns to New Bern!

Dine & Discover