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Heritage Homes Tour

Save the Date!

May 3 & 4, 2024

A Feast for the Senses!

Join us as we celebrate the Historical Society's 100th Anniversary with an exciting 2023 Heritage Homes Tour. The self-guided tour gives you the chance to see the interiors of very special homes in the Downtown and Riverside Historic Districts not normally open to the public, ranging from glorious to tiny, from 19th century to restorations in progress. 

 These are livable family homes with rich stories and diverse architecture that illustrates New Bern's amazing history.  Add creative floral arrangements, live music, gardens in bloom, artists, historical churches, and a 1920s-themed garden party to the mix for an unforgettable tour! 

Buy tickets online here, by phone at 252.638.8558, or at the Historical Society Office at 511 Broad Street, New Bern. Paper tickets (which include map) are required and can be picked up at the Historical Society in advance or during event.

Tickets also available at these outlets
~   Mitchell Hardware, 215 Craven Street   ~   Harris Teeter, 3565 MLK Blvd.   ~   Harris Teeter, Carolina Colours

Click here for online map of tour sites


Ticket prices:
~ General public beginning May 12 - $23

~ Historical Society members - $16
~ Active duty military & family - $16
~ Children/Students ages 7 to 23 - $16 (please note, tour is not suitable for young children)
~ Groups of 10 or more - $16 ea (call office to purchase)
NC sales tax will be added

Don't wait - on May 12, general public ticket price goes up to $23!

Click here to see the homes & gardens on tour

A Destination Weekend!

With so many other fabulous activities around town, this is the perfect weekend to visit New Bern:

~ ArtWalk and Street Cafes on Friday night.
~ Arsenic and Old Lace produced by North Carolina History Theater, Friday & Saturday evenings.
~ The Rocky Horror Show
at New Bern Civic Theatre, Friday & Saturday evenings.
~ North Carolina Plein Air Festival in New Bern beginning on Sunday.

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

Important tour facts

~ 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.
~ 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.
~ Tickets are good for both days but each site may be visited only once.
~ These are private homes which homeowners have graciously opened to the public. Please treat them respectfully.
~ 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.


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