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Hanna House Bed and Breakfast
218 Pollock Street
New Bern, North Carolina 28560 
Phone: 866-830-4371
252-635-3209


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New Bern Calendar of Events

June 2012

Events (Click on titles for details.)

Dates & Times

Locations

3rd Annual Family History Fair & 300th Heritage Weekend

Friday, June 1, 2012, 9am to 5pm
Saturday, June 2, 2012, 9am to 5pm
Sunday, June 3, 2012, 10am to 1pm

New Bern Riverfront Convention Center
203 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

Tryon Palace Theater: Authentic Southern Charm

Saturday, June 2, 2012
1:00 p.m.

North Carolina History Center
Cullman Performance Hall
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

North Carolina Symphony Summer Concert at Tryon Palace

Saturday, June 2, 2012
Gates open at 5:00pm
Concert begins at 7:30pm

Tryon Palace South Lawn
610 Pollock Street
New Bern, NC 28560

Neuse River Day Dragon Boat Festival

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Union Point Park
New Bern, NC

Swan Lake

June 3, 2012
2:00pm

Grover C. Fields
2000 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
New Bern, NC 28560

Book Signing - Young Adult Author Devyn Dawson

June 9, 2012
1:00pm-3:00pm

Trent River Coffee
208 Craven Street
New Bern, NC 28560

Canvas Connections Painting Event

Saturday, June 9, 2012 Saturday Evening
7:00pm-9:00pm

Bear Hands Art Factory & Framing
219 Middle Street
New Bern, NC 28560

2nd Saturday: Our Muscial Past

Saturday, June 9, 2012
9:00am-5:00pm

North Carolina History Center at Tryon Palace
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

Youth Theatre Workshop

June 11-23, 2012

New Bern Civic Theatre
413 Pollock Street
New Bern, NC 28563

Tryon’s Tales for Tots: Staying Cool

Wednesday, June 13, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

North Carolina History Center, Education Classroom

Bern Beach Blast

Friday, June 15, 2012
Gates Open at: 5:30 p.m.
Concert Ends at: 10:30 p.m.

Union Point Park
Downtown New Bern

Tryon Palace Theater: Authentic Southern Charm

Saturday, June 16, 2012
1:00 p.m.

North Carolina History Center, Cullman Performance Hall

History Summer Day Camp: Colonial Days

Monday, June 18 – Friday, June 22, 2012
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Tryon Palace
610 Pollock Street
New Bern, NC 28560

Bridgeton RiverFest

June 23-24, 2012

On the Neuse River in Bridgeton

Canvas Connections Painting Event

Saturday, June 23, 2012
7:00pm-9:00pm

Bear Hands Art Factory & Framing
219 Middle Street
New Bern, NC 28560

Clay Connections Pottery Making Event

Saturday, June 30, 2012
7:00pm-9:00pm

Bear Hands Art Factory & Framing
219 Middle Street
New Bern, NC 28560

1964 The Tribute Beatles Show

June 30, 2012

Grover C. Fields Performing Art Center
2000 MLK Blvd
New Bern, NC 28560

July 2012

Events (Click on titles for details.)

Dates & Times

Locations

ECU/Loessin Summer Theatre Festival: Seven in One Blow (children's show)

Tuesday, July 3, 2012
2:00 p.m.

North Carolina History Center
Cullman Performance Hall
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

ECU/Loessin Summer Theatre Festival: Our Town

Tuesday, July 3, 2012
7:30pm

North Carolina History Center
Cullman Performance Hall
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

ECU/Loessin Summer Theatre Festival: Our Town

Wednesday, July 4, 2012
2:00 p.m.

North Carolina History Center
Cullman Performance Hall
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

ECU/Loessin Summer Theatre Festival: Our Town

Thursday, July 5, 2012
7:30p.m.

North Carolina History Center
Cullman Performance Hall
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

ECU/Loessin Summer Theatre Festival: Our Town

Friday, July 6
2:00 p.m.

North Carolina History Center
Cullman Performance Hall
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

ECU/Loessin Summer Theatre Festival: Collision Course - A 60s Retro

Friday, July 6, 2012
8:00 p.m.

North Carolina History Center
Cullman Performance Hall
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

Canvas Connections Painting event

Saturday, July 7, 2012
7:00pm-9:00pm

Bear Hands Art Factory and Framing
219 Middle Street
New Bern, NC 28560

ECU/Loessin Summer Theatre Festival: Seven in One Blow (children's show)

Saturday, July 7, 2012
11:00am

North Carolina History Center
Cullman Performance Hall
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

ECU/Loessin Summer Theatre Festival: Our Town

Saturday, July 7, 2012
2:00 p.m.

North Carolina History Center
Cullman Performance Hall
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

ECU/Loessin Summer Theatre Festival: Collision Course - A 60s Retro

Saturday, July 7, 2012
8:00 p.m.

North Carolina History Center
Cullman Performance Hall
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

Tryon’s Tales for Tots: To be a Patriot

Wednesday, July 11, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

North Carolina History Center
Education Classroom
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

Canvas Connections Painting event

Saturday July 14, 2012
6:30pm-9:00pm

Bear Hands Art Factory & Framing
219 Middle Street
New Bern, NC 28560

2nd Saturday: Our Heritage by Hand

Saturday, July 14, 2011
9:00am-5:00pm

North Carolina History Center at Tryon Palace
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

African-American Lecture: “Differing Views, NC Women on the Homefront 1860 – 1865”

Thursday, July 19, 2012
7:00 p.m.

North Carolina History Center
Cullman Performance Hall
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

"Cabaret"

July 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, 2012 at 8:00pm
July 22 & 29, 2012 at 3:00pm

Masonic Theatre
514 Hancock Street
New Bern, NC 28560

History Summer Day Camp: Civil War Days

Monday, July 23 – Friday, July 27, 2012
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Tryon Palace
610 Pollock Street
New Bern, NC 28560

August 2012

Events (Click on titles for details.)

Dates & Times

Locations

Preview - The Carolinian Shakespeare Festival presents Much Ado About Nothing

Thursday, August 2, 2012
Box Office Opens at 6pm
Performance Seating Begins at 6:30pm
Curtain Opens at 7pm

North Carolina History Center at Tryon Palace
Cullman Performance Hall
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

The Carolinian Shakespeare Festival presents Much Ado About Nothing North Carolina

Friday, August 3, 2012
Box Office opens at 7:00pm
Performance Seating Begins at 7:30pm
Curtain Opens at 8:00pm

NC History Center at Tryon Palace
Cullman Performance Hall
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

The Carolinian Shakespeare Festival presents Much Ado About Nothing North Carolina

Saturday, August 4, 2012
Box Office Opens at 7:00 p.m.
Performance Seating begins at 7:30 p.m.
Curtain Opens at 8:00 p.m.

North Carolina History Center at Tryon Palace
Cullman Performance Hall
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

The Carolinian Shakespeare Festival presents Much Ado About Nothing North Carolina

Sunday, August 5, 2012
Box Office Opens at 1pm
Performance Seating and Prologue Begin at 1:30pm
Curtain Opens at 2pm

NC History Center at Tryon Palace
Cullman Performance Hall
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

History Summer Day Camp: North Carolina Days

Monday, August 6 – Friday, August 10, 2012 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Tryon Palace
610 Pollock Street
New Bern, NC 28560

Tryon’s Tales for Tots: Weaving the Past

Wednesday, August 8, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

North Carolina History Center, Education Classroom
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28562

The Carolinian Shakespeare Festival presents Much Ado About Nothing

Thursday, August 9, 2012
Box Office Opens at 6pm
Performance Seating Begins at 6:30pm
Curtain Opens at 7pm

North Carolina History Center at Tryon Palace
Cullman Performance Hall
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

The Carolinian Shakespeare Festival presents Much Ado About Nothing North Carolina

Friday, August 10, 2012
Box Office Opens at 7pm
Performace Seating Begins at 7:30p,
Curtain Opens at 8pm

NC History Center at Tryon Palace
Cullman Performance Hall
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

2nd Saturday: The Athens of North Carolina

Saturday, August 11, 2012
9:00am-5:00pm

North Carolina History Center at Tryon Palace
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

The Carolinian Shakespeare Festival presents Much Ado About Nothing North Carolina

Saturday, August 11, 2012
Box Office Opens at 7pm
Performance Seating Begins at 7:30pm
Curtain Opens at 8pm

NC History Center at Tryon Palace
Cullman Performance Hall
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

The Carolinian Shakespeare Festival presents Much Ado About Nothing North Carolina

Sunday, August 12, 2012
Box Office Opens at 1pm
Performance Seating and Prologue at 1:30pm
Curtain Opens at 2pm

NC History Center at Tryon Palace
Cullman Performance Hall
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

The Carolinian Shakespeare Festival presents Much Ado About Nothing

Thursday, August 16, 2012
Box Office Opens at 6pm
Performance Seating Begins at 6:30pm
Curtain Opens at 7pm

North Carolina History Center at Tryon Palace
Cullman Performance Hall
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

The Carolinian Shakespeare Festival presents Much Ado About Nothing North Carolina

Friday, August 17, 2012 - Curtain 8:00 p.m., Performance Seating 7:30 p.m., Box Office 7:00 p.m.

NC History Center at Tryon Palace
Cullman Performance Hall
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

The Carolinian Shakespeare Festival presents Much Ado About Nothing North Carolina

Saturday, August 18, 2012 - Curtain 8:00 p.m., Performance Seating 7:30 p.m., Box Office 7:00 p.m.

NC History Center at Tryon Palace
Cullman Performance Hall
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

The Carolinian Shakespeare Festival presents Much Ado About Nothing North Carolina

Sunday, August 19, 2012 - Curtain 2:00 p.m., Performance Seating and Prologue 1:30 p.m., Box Office 1:00 p.m.

NC History Center at Tryon Palace
Cullman Performance Hall
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

MCAS Cherry Point Sprint Triathlon/Relay Triathlon

Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 7:30am
Rain Date: Sunday, August 26, 2012

Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, NC
@ the Hancock Pool on Roosevelt Blvd

September 2012

Events (Click on titles for details.)

Dates & Times

Locations

Stanly-Spaight Duel

Monday, September 3, 2012
4:00 p.m.

Tryon Palace South Lawn
610 Pollock Street
New Bern, NC 28562

Tryon’s Tales for Tots: Piecing it Together

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

North Carolina History Center
Education Classroom
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28562

Carolina Chamber Music Festival - The Ghost Train Opera (premier performance)

Saturday, Sept 12, 2012
Doors Open at 6pm
Pre-Concert Discussion at 7pm
Performance at 7:30pm

North Carolina History Center at Tryon Palace
Cullman Performance Hall
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

Concert by Vance Gilbert

Friday, September 14, 2012
8:00 p.m.

Trent River Coffee Company
208 Craven Street
New Bern, NC 28560

MCAS Cherry Point Duathlon/Relay Duathlon

Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 7:30am
Rain Date: Sunday, September 16, 2012

Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point
at the Hancock Pool on Roosevelt Blvd

African-American Lecture: “I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired!” Guest Speakers: Elisha Mint

Thursday, September 20, 2012
7:00 p.m.

North Carolina History Center
Cullman Performance Hall
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28562

OktoberFest

September 28, 2012
5:30pm-9:30pm

New Bern Farmer's Market
421 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

Tryon Palace Teacher’s Day

Saturday, September 29, 2012
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Tryon Palace
610 Pollock Street
New Bern, NC 28562

Fall Family Day

Saturday, September 29, 2012
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Tryon Palace
610 Pollock Street
New Bern, NC 28560

October 2012

Events (Click on titles for details.)

Dates & Times

Locations

Tryon Palace Theater: WHIT Presents

Saturday, October 6, 2012
1:00 p.m.

North Carolina History Center, Cullman Performance Hall
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28562

Tryon’s Tales for Tots: Let’s Set Sail!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

North Carolina History Center
Education Classroom
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28562

MUM'S the Word!

Friday, October 12, 2012
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Gardens open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Tryon Palace
610 Pollock Street
New Bern, NC 28560

Campout! Carolina

October 12-14, 2012

North Carolina Statewide

MUMfest 2012

Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 9:30am-6:30pm
Sunday, October 14, 2012 from 10:30am-5:00pm

Historic Downtown New Bern Streets & Waterfront

Concert by Chuck Brodsky

Friday, October 19, 2012
8:00 p.m.

Trent River Coffee Company
208 Craven Street
New Bern, NC 28560

Tryon Palace Theater: WHIT Presents

Saturday, October 20, 2012
1:00 p.m.

North Carolina History Center
Cullman Performance Hall
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28562

Ghostwalk 2012 - Spirited Through Time

Thursday, October 25, 2012 6pm-9pm
Friday & Saturday October 26-27, 2012 5pm-9pm

Historic Downtown New Bern
New Bern Historical Society
511 Broad Street
New Bern, NC 28560

November 2012

Events (Click on titles for details.)

Dates & Times

Locations

Concert by Karen Savoca and Pete Heitzman

Friday, November 9, 2012
8:00 p.m.

Trent River Coffee Company
208 Craven Street
New Bern, NC 28560

Defending New Bern: 300 Years of Stewardship

Sunday, November 11, 2012
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tryon Palace
610 Pollock Street
New Bern, Nc 28562

Tryon’s Tales for Tots: What’s for Dinner?

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

North Carolina History Center, Education Classroom
529 South Front Street
New Bern, Nc 28562

African-American Lecture: “Black Women Songs and Struggles” Guest Speakers: Arthurettta H. Martin

Thursday, November 15, 2012
7:00 p.m.

North Carolina History Center
Cullman Performance Hall
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28562

Tryon Palace Civil War Weekend: Life in an Occupied Town

Saturday, November 17, 2012
Sunday, November 18, 2012
More details to follow

More details to follow

Festive Holiday Kick-Off Weekend

Friday, November 23-Sunday, November 25, 2012
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Friday - Saturday
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday

Tryon Palace
610 Pollock Street
New Bern, NC 28562

December 2012

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Dates & Times

Locations

Christmas Candlelight

Saturday, December 8, 2012, 5:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 12, 2012 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Tryon Palace
610 Pollock Street
New Bern, NC 28560

Tryon’s Tales for Tots: Twas the Night Before Christmas

Wednesday, December 12, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

North Carolina History Center
Education Classroom
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28562

January 2013

Events (Click on titles for details.)

Dates & Times

Locations

Concert by Gathering Time

Friday, January 9, 2013
8:00 p.m.

Trent River Coffee Company
208 Craven Street
New Bern, NC 28560

February 2013

Events (Click on titles for details.)

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Locations

Concert by Brooks Williams

Friday, February 8, 2013
8:00 p.m.

Trent River Coffee Company
208 Craven Street
New Bern, NC 28560

March 2013

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Locations

Concert by Toby Walker

Friday, March 8, 2013
8:00 p.m.

Trent River Coffee Company
208 Craven Street
New Bern, NC 28560

April 2013

Events (Click on titles for details.)

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Locations

Concert by Pat Wictor

Friday, April 12, 2013
8:00 p.m.

Trent River Coffee Company
208 Craven Street
New Bern, NC 28560

May 2013

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Locations

Concert by Coyote

Friday, May 17, 2013
8:00 p.m.

Trent River Coffee Company
208 Craven Street
New Bern, NC 28560

THE TOWN OF NEW BERN |

Click here to see town of New Bern

New Bern, North Carolina's second oldest town, was founded in 1710 by a Swiss nobleman who named it after his native city of Berne, Switzerland. Bern means "bear" and the "Bern Bear" symbol is seen on the flag. Commemorative cast-iron bear heads decorate the historic City Hall and Central Fire Station.

New Bern waterfrontThe town of New Bern survived an Indian uprising in the early 18th century to become the capital of the British province of North Carolina. Throughout its rich and colorful history, New Bern has been a witness to revolution and a victim of war; in fact, it was occupied by Union troops during much of the Civil War. New Bern's historic importance as a strategic riverside port and its tradition of being a center of culture earned it the nickname "The Athens of North Carolina." Today, New Bern welcomes visitors with a blend of European cachet and a rich tradition of true Southern hospitality.

The city is scenically situated on a peninsula at the confluence of the Neuse and Trent Rivers. The town is itself a historical treasure with more than 150 buildings listed as contributing to the National Register Historic District. A stroll through the town's tree-lined streets reveals a virtual cornucopia of American architectural styles ranging from 18th-century vernacular houses to dignified Federal townhouses to magnificent Victorian mansions.

Many of these homes have been lovingly restored by an ever-increasing influx of new residents who have been attracted by the town's beauty and gentle pace of life.

Downtown New BernAs a result, New Bern today serves as a reminder of the way life was in America, and of the way it still can be. Residents like to say that although New Bern retains its small town charm, it has big town spirit. The town boasts a number of interesting museums and small art galleries. Virtually every month of the year is marked by a special festival or event, making New Bern an excellent year-round travel destination.

New Bern is centrally located near the Carolina coast and is easily accessible by automobile. An airport is located just ten minutes from downtown. When planning a visit to New Bern, be sure to allow enough time to truly enjoy all that the town has to offer.

AREA ATTRACTIONS, MUSEUMS, & SERVICES | New Bern
Attmore-Oliver House
513 Broad Street
New Bern, NC 28560

Built in 1790 by prominent New Bernian Samuel Chapman, this historic house serves as the headquarters of the New Bern Historical Society. It has several exhibits including Civil War memorabilia and a unique doll collection.

Bank of the Arts
317 Middle Street
New Bern NC 28560
252-638-2577

Home of the Craven Arts Council and Gallery, this 1912 neoclassic bank building hosts temporary exhibits of fine arts, handcrafts, and traveling exhibitions.

Bellair Plantation and Restoration
1100 Washington Post Road (Hwy 43 N)
New Bern NC 28560-9386
252-637-3913

This 18th-century brick country house is the last surviving structure of its kind in North Carolina. Guided tours offered by appointment only.

Craven County Convention and Visitors Bureau
PO Box 1413
314 Tryon Palace Drive
New Bern NC 28563
800-437-5767
252-637-9400
252-637-1919 - fax

The Craven County CVB can offer detailed information about touring opportunities in the Craven County area, as well as supply you with suggested itineraries, or assist you in planning a tour in combination with other nearby attractions.
Link to Web site

Croatan National Forest
Ranger's Office
141 E. Fisher Avenue
New Bern, NC 28562
252-638-5628

A 157,000 acre national forest that offers hiking, camping, birding, boating and fishing. Home of the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker and several varieties of carnivorous plants such as the Venus Flytrap.
Foscue Plantation House
Highway 17
Pollocksville, NC  28573
252-637-7232
or 910-743-553

Built in 1804 by Simon Foscue, a prominent and well-to-do planter in the New Bern area. It was a working plantation house that also served as a stop for travelers making the journey between New Bern and Wilmington. This 200-year-old structure is essentially intact and contains some of the original furnishings. Open for tours on Thursdays only, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point
Community Relations Chief
Havelock NC 28532
252-466-4906

Tours of the base are conducted by appointment only for groups of 10 or more and reservations are required. Demonstrations by military working dogs, crash fire and rescue teams, and windshield tours of the air station are available.

New Bern Tours
333 Middle Street
New Bern NC 28560
800-849-7316
252-637-7316
New Bern Tours offers packaged tours that include lodging, meals and tickets to area attractions, including Tryon Palace and the New Bern Trolley.
Link to website

Other Web Sites of Interest
Visit the New Bern's "Area Attractions" page on the the Insider's Guide to the Central Coast Web site for more listings.

NC Division of Tourism. Film and Sports Development

Crystal Coast Visitors Centers

Beaufort Historic Site

Fort Macon State Park

North Carolina Aquarium

North Carolina Maritime Museum

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