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The 2018 New Bern River Homes Tour

New Bern River Homes TourFeaturing Homes Never Before Open to The Public!

The New Bern Preservation Foundation is pleased to present the 2018 New Bern River Homes Tour Friday and Saturday, May 18 and 19 from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM, featuring beautiful waterfront homes along both the Trent and Neuse Rivers.  These architecturally significant homes have spectacular interiors and breathtaking river views.

The 2018 Tour features eleven homes, several of which have never been open to the public. The houses range in age from one to one hundred years, and in style from traditional to modern. The newest home features a classic car collection and a golf simulator. The one-hundred-year-old house, built by a New York judge as a hunting retreat, was—it is said—also a home for his mistress. Anyone interested in architecture, interior design, landscaping, gardening, or eastern NC waterfront living will enjoy this tour. The tour is self-guided, and the homes may be visited in any order. Tickets are good for both days—one visit per house.

Advance tickets are $25 each. Group tickets for 8 or more are $22 each. Day of the Tour tickets are $28. Tickets are available online at and at the Preservation Foundation office at 510-B Pollock Street. A discount is available for active duty military personnel―just call 252-633-6448. Tickets will be sold at both New Bern Harris Teeter locations. Tickets will also be available at The Bank of the Arts, and by cash or check only at Mitchell Hardware, the Convention Center, and Carolina Creations.

The New Bern Preservation Foundation was founded in 1972 to save historic parts of New Bern at risk of demolition. Over the last forty-six years the Foundation has saved more than sixty houses. The foundation has also worked with the City of New Bern to establish four Historic Districts, all listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The NBPF major project in progress is the restoration of the 1910 Union Station Railroad Depot. NBPF is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization.

All proceeds from the Tour benefit the Foundation.

To find out more, visit and on Facebook or call us at 252-633-6448.

Submitted by: Emily Henson, New Bern Preservation Foundation