New Bern Battlefield Park
Guided tours of the New Bern Battlefield Park by volunteer guides can be arranged by appointment by calling the Historical Society office, 252-638-8558 (at least three days in advance, please). Guided tours are $5 per person for Historical Society members and $10 each for non-members. Guided tours can also be arranged and tailored especially for military units and school groups (best suited for 5th graders and above or after they have studied the Civil War). Prices for student groups are generally $2 per student and $4 per adult; special military rates are also available. Please contact the office at 252-638-8558 for more information. A self- guided pamphlet tour of the battlefield can be downloaded or picked up at the battlefield. A History Walk and Gateway Plaza with a focus on interpretive signage, completed in October 2015. The Gateway Plaza leads to a unique 20 foot diameter color ground map and signage that provides an overview of the battle and a starting point for tours. Around the Visitors Center and along the battlefield trails are arrayed 36 interpretive panels that recount the Battle of New Bern and the impact of the Civil War. Battlefield Park is located at 300 Battlefield Trail, just five miles south of downtown New Bern.
The Attmore-Oliver House at 511 Broad Street, circa 1800-1834, houses the Historical Society’s administrative offices. Several rooms in the Attmore-Oliver House are open to the public for a self-guided tour from 10am-4pm, Mon-Fri (during summer months the office closes at 1pm on Fri). Click on Attmore-Oliver House self-guided tour to download the tour pamphlet. The Historical Society’s Heritage Gardens located behind the Attmore-Oliver House are open to the public daily during daylight hours.
Tours of Cedar Grove Cemetery are offered the first Saturday of the month at 4:00pm, April-November through the Earl of Craven Questers, a local branch of Questers International. Tours are $10 and paid at the cemetery entrance upon arrival. Questers International is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. For more information or to request a cemetery tour visit the Questers Facebook site.