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Our Town

City Hall in New Bern NC

People fall in love with New Bern, NC’s southern charm, small town feel, combined with the beautiful scenery, and terrific weather. New Bern is a city rich in the arts, history, and outdoor recreation. It is a safe, suburban community with a diverse population of residents from all walks of life. Residents range from “native” New Bernians, transplants seeking a slower pace of life, and snowbirds escaping from the cold weather. Active duty military, veterans, and their families homestead in New Bern because of its close proximity to military bases.

Although we are currently following a “Stay at Home Order” issued by North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, we are allowed to leave the home for essentials, “such as your job, food, medicine, outdoor exercise, or to help someone. It bans mass gathering of more than 10 people, directs everyone to stay at least six feet away from each other”.

There are still things to do if you practice social distancing.

Visit the local Art galleries and shops to admire the vast array of art on display by local Artists.

Learn about New Bern’s 310 years of Historyby taking self-guided tours and visit the many historical landmarks.

Get some fresh air by taking a walk in the park. Thanks to the City of New Bern’s Parks and Recreationand Craven County Recreation and Parks there are over 20 parks.

Get back to nature by visiting Outdoor Recreation and see the hot spots for biking, boating, camping, fishing, golfing, hiking, hunting, tennis, scuba diving, etc.

Enjoy a stroll through the New Bern Farmer’s Market. Shop for arts and crafts, food, and many other unique gifts.

You can help others! Make a difference by supporting our local Non-Profits by donating or volunteering.

Note: We strive to keep you updated on the latest community news and information. We will publish information about re-openings as we learn about them. Please share your information with use by sending us an email.

Please call ahead as they may be temporarily closed due to COVID-19