Included in the tour is the David S. Congdon House at 706 Craven St.

New Bern’s past is a story of great strength and resilience. New Bern won’t let Hurricane Florence rewrite that history.

Join The New Bern Historical Society on April 12 and 13,  in a grand celebration of New Bern’s enduring beauty with a tour of 18 of her finest homes in five historic neighborhoods — Downtown, Dryborough, Riverside, Ghent, and DeGraffenried Park.

Traditional historic homes, restorations in progress, newly completed renovations, and beautiful gardens will all be on display, many for the very first time.  Visitors will be invited to tour the historic properties over the two days, Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13.

Executive Director Mickey Miller is excited about showcasing the character and diversity of New Bern’s past.  “New Bern’s charm is not contained to just the downtown. We are a “community of communities;” each of our historic neighborhoods has a unique character, a different story, and a distinct sense of place.  While many folks are still rebuilding and repairing after Florence, New Bern needs this event to celebrate our remarkable ability to move forward.

Guests are invited to take a break during the tour at the Garden Party Pavilion behind the Attmore-Oliver House.  There you’ll enjoy refreshments, live music and visit with historic characters — all part of your ticket!

Music will be provided by Simon Spalding, the DownEast Dulcimers, The Duzan Duo and Jim and Kathy Kohler.  Master gardeners will present a special heritage garden demonstration, and food trucks along the route will offer lunches to help guest maximize their tour schedules.

Tickets, good for both days, are available at New Bern Historical Society office at 511 Broad St. (252-638-8558) and on line at They are also available at outlets at Mitchell Hardware on Craven Street, the Bank of the Arts on Middle Street, Harris Teeter on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd and in Carolina Colours.  Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the tour, and $15 for active duty military, students, and those in groups of 10 or larger.

The New Bern Historical Society celebrates and promotes New Bern and its heritage through events and education.  Offices are located in the historic Attmore-Oliver House at 511 Broad St.

in New Bern.  For more information, call 252-638-8558 or go or

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