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New & Noteworthy!

we bring history to life

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New & Noteworthy!

we bring history to life

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Heritage Homes Tour
April 8-9, 2022
10 am to 4 pm
Historic Downtown New Bern

We are survivors!
New Bern's history is a remarkable story of strength and resilience.  Neither hurricanes nor pandemics can erase that history!  Join us as we celebrate the endurance of New Bern's beauty and charm with the return of the Heritage Homes Tour.

Not your mother's homes tour
This self-guided tour includes nine very special homes in historic downtown, ranging from glorious to tiny, from 19th century to brand spanking new.  These are livable family homes with rich stories and diverse architecture that illustrates New Bern's amazing history.  Add artists, live music, gardens in bloom, historical churches, and yummy food trucks to the mix for an unforgettable tour! 

Buy tickets online here, by phone at 252.638.8558, or at these outlets:
   ~ New Bern Historical Society, 511 Broad Street
   ~ Mitchell Hardware, 215 Craven Street
   ~ Harris Teeter, 3565 MLK Blvd
   ~ Harris Teeter, Carolina Colours

Ticket prices:
~ General admission advance - $20
General admission beginning April 8 - $25
Historical Society members - $15
~ Active duty military & family - $15
~ Students up to age 23 - $15
~ Groups of 10 or more - $15 (please call office)
NC sales tax will be added 

Click on picture for brochure showing all homes on tour
Click here for online map showing all homes, churches, and special attractions

A Destination Weekend!

With so many other fabulous activities around town, this a very special weekend to visit New Bern:

~ ArtWalk & Steet Cafes on Friday night 

~ Tryon Palace Spring Garden Lovers WeekendHeritage Plant Sale.  Free admission to Tryon Palace gardens.  Homes Tour ticket holders also get 10% off admission to the Palace. 

~ Neuse River Bridge Run on Saturday

...and so much more.  Click over to Visit New Bern for details!

Important tour facts

~ Please remember that these are private homes which homeowners have graciously opened to the public. Please treat them respectfully.
~This is a self-guided walking/driving tour. There is no guide or bus. You will be met by docents in each house who will share the home's history and architectural highlights.
~Tickets are good for both days but each site may be visited only once.
~ Your ticket contains your map of all houses. Houses are numbered on the map only to help you find them -- you may start anywhere and visit them in any order.
~Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. While the houses are open to tour, you will be waiting in line outside.
~Historic homes do not accommodate strollers or wheelchairs and often have uneven walkways and steep steps. Please use caution.
~This tour is not recommended for young children as most homes contain fragile items.
~No pets, food, drink, photography or recording allowed in homes.

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors!

HHT 2022 premier sponsor block
Magnolia Box 2
Dogwood Box 3
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HYDRANGEA SPONSORS
Annette & Joe Hunt
Dermatology Associates of Coastal Carolina

Camellia Box 4
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