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's History Walk can be downloaded here or picked up at the battlefield.  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, at the turn-off for the Taberna subdivision.

Other Tours by Partner Organizations

Tours of Cedar Grove Cemetery are offered upon request 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.

Information on other historical, architectural, walking, and trolley tours can be found at the New Bern Visitor Center, 316 South Front Street, phone 800.437.5767, or the New Bern Cub House, 223 Pollock Street.  


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