Introduction to New Bern, North Carolina
New Bern History
The early settlers of New Bern were the Swiss and German immigrants. It was first settled in 1710. The early settlers named the area after the City of Bern, Switzerland. It was selected as the first state capital after the American Revolutionary War. Tryon Palace, built in the city in 1770, was the former home of William Tryon, the British governor. It became the largest city of North Carolina during the Federal period of the 1800s. The city is also the birthplace of Pepsi Cola.
New Bern and nearby Attractions
- Attmore Oliver House Museum
- Tryon Palace Historic Sites and Gardens
- New Bern Firemen's Museum
- Croatan National Forest
- Fireman's Museum
- Fort Macon State Park
Things To Do In New Bern
While in New Bern, one can spend their leisure time at Lawson Creek Park, Glenburnie Park, Union Point Park, Fort Totten Park, and Kafer Park. The city also offers easy access to Fort Macon State Park, North Carolina Maritime Museum, Aurora Fossil Museum, North Carolina Aquarium, and C.S.S. Neuse State Historic Site and Governor Richard Caswell Memorial. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Twin Rivers Mall.
New Bern Transportation
Craven County Regional Airport is nearby.
New Bern Higher Education
Craven Community College, Carolina Air Flight Training, and Sound Views School of Christian Theology are located within the city.