Friday, April 11, 2008

New Bern North Carolina Historic Downtown

New Bern North Carolina Historic Downtown
Remember hospitality? In New Bern North Carolina, hospitality is always part of the atmosphere. Voted the friendliest small town in North Carolina in 1995 ultimately the warmth and genuine charm of the people and town are the real treasures of New Bern.
Second oldest city in North Carolina founded in 1710 by Swiss Baron DeGrafenried with plenty of beautiful historic sites. Downtown historic district, historic Riverside, Genth and of course magnificent Tryon Palace are just some.

The Birthplace of Pepsi is located in historic New Bern, North Carolina. Pepsi-Cola was first invented by Caleb Bradham in his pharmacy in 1898. The store is located in the original location where Bradham first invented Pepsi-Cola. The Birthplace of Pepsi is owned and operated by Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of New Bern, Inc. and first opened its doors on the 100th Anniversary of Pepsi-Cola.

CEDAR GROVE CEMETERY - Cedar Grove Cemetery, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, established in the eighteenth century by Christ Episcopal Church, is our oldest cemetery and still serves as an active cemetery, with a few lots remaining for sale, providing the final resting place for some prominent figures in New Bern and our nations history. It has the graves of Confederates who died in the Battle of New Bern. Legend will tell you to beware of the "tears" that drip from its arched entrance.

New Bern Historic Trolley Tour - Explore North Carolina's second oldest town and former royal capital. Professionally guided tours highlight three centuries of history and architecture in this charming Colonial town that was founded in 1710 ## Offers trolley car tours of historic downtown New Bern with a professional guide to entertain with you details of this former royal capital of North Carolina. Discover three centuries of North Carolina history and architectual beauty in a 90 minute tour.

The New Bern Fire Department - kept abreast of the city's growth. Upon the arrival of the steam fire engine, city streets were paved with oyster shells. Just prior to 1900 the city installed a water system, and paved the streets with brick. By 1914 New Bern had its first motorized fire truck. These developments enabled the firemen to respond quicker to all

Attmore-Oliver House - 510A Pollock Street, New Bern, North Carolina (252) 638-8558. The Attmore-Oliver House (c.1790) is the headquarters for the New Bern Historical Society, exhibits 18th- and 19th- century furniture and New Bern historical objects, including Civil War artifacts, and a unique doll collection. The Attmore-Oliver House can be rented for special occasions and business meetings.fires that occurred in later years.

Tryon Palace Historic Sites and Garden - Tryon Palace, built between 1767 and 1770, was the first permanent capitol of the British colony of North Carolina. It became North Carolina's first state capitol after independence was declared, then abandoned after Raleigh became capitol in 1794. The main structure was destroyed in a fire, but was restored by an effort spearheaded by New Bern native Mrs. James Edwin Latham. The maintenance and operation of the Palace was transferred to the state, which reopened the site in 1959. The Palace is comprised of the house and grounds, objects concerning Royal Governors William Tryon and Josiah Martin, materials from North Carolina Governors Richard Caswell, Abner Nash, Alexander Martin, and Richard Dobbs Spaight, several restored houses adjacent to the Palace grounds and several research collections. ## Tryon Palace was the 18th-century residence of the governor of the colony and state of North Carolina. The site also includes 14 acres of beautiful period gardens and three historic homes from the 18th and 19th centuries. Tryon Palace

But forget about " Sleepy little southern town" stereotype and Sunday morning rockers creaking on the porch. On Sunday morning in New Bern you'll hear the creak and snap of sails, the roar of power boats, shouts from soccer coaches and the clop of horse drawn carriages taking the tourists around. You can call it a "Southern surprise"

New Bern rests on a peninsula where two major rivers converge. Once famous for shipping and trading these rivers now boast unparalleled vistas and unlimited boating and fishing. We are 31 miles from the resort areas on the Atlantic Ocean, 2 hours east of Raleigh, half way between the North and South borders of North Carolina just off U.S. Highways 17 and 70.
Are you ready for New Bern?

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