Wednesday, April 15, 2009

New Bern’s Historic homes and gardens tour this Friday

Come and get a little taste of New Bern history!

The annual New Bern Spring Historic Homes and Gardens Tour features 16 historic homes and gardens.

The Friday and Saturday tour is sponsored by the New Bern Historical Society and the New Bern Preservation Foundation, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

Many of the areas historic churches will also be open and will offer music. Homemade bagged lunches and baked goods will be available at the restored Pinnix Drug Store.

The Tryon Palace Gardens will be open to the public for the tour weekend. Spring Homes Tour ticket holders will receive a discount on the Governor's Pass to tour the Palace and the New Bern Academy.

All tour ticket holders are also invited to a special reception at Carolina Creations at 317 Pollock St. on Friday from 5-7 p.m. There are also numerous other activities downtown.

The homes on the tour include:

Hand House, Gull Harbor Point, 510 E. Front Street.

Jacob Hartsfield House, Garden included, 516 E. Front Street.

Hugh Lovick Hassan House, 701 E. Front Street

Dr. William L. Hand, Sr. House, 212 Johnson Street

John B. Ives House, 312 Johnson Street.

Milton L. Hollowell House, 614 Middle Street

Pinnix Drug Store-Mary Bynum Smith Building, 628 Hancock Street Old Library, 517 Johnson Street -

Garden only Kafer Rental House, 520 Metcalf Street

Herekian Styron House, 408 Metcalf Street

Attmore-Oliver House, garden included, 511 Broad Street.

Duffy-Land House, Gardens included, 210 Metcalf Street

Tryon Palace Historic Sites and Gardens, Pollock and George Street

John Horner Hill House, 713 Pollock Street

Cutler Rental House, 305 Bern Street

Albert Castet House, gardens included, 817 Pollock Street.

Tickets may be purchased at the New Bern Historical Society at 512 Pollock Street, the New Bern Preservation Foundation at 510B Pollock Street, Craven County Convention and Visitor's Bureau at South Front Street, the Bank of the Arts at 217 Middle Street, and Harris Teeter at 2019 S. Glenburnie Road.

Sonja Babic

Your North Carolina Broker

New Bern NC Real Estate

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