Information about New Bern, NC and the small, locally-owned businesses located there.

A Unique Blend Of Old And New

" A Unique Blend Of Old And New"

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A little about New Bern

The second oldest town in North Carolina, located at the confluence of two rivers, New Bern has become a popular destination for many visitors who enjoy its natural beauty, historic charm, and convenient location. In addition to its rich heritage, Mother Nature has been good to New Bern, providing the town with a mild four-season climate and offering boundless opportunities to enjoy the recreation and beauty found in the forests and on the waterways of Eastern North Carolina. Area golfers find many challenging courses, hikers enjoy the trails and facilities of a national forest, and boaters of all types are treated to year-round sailing, powerboating, paddling, fishing, and waterskiing. One of the highlights of a visit to New Bern is the restored home of the royal governor, Tryon Palace Historic Sites and Gardens, returned to its splendor in the 1950s. New Bern also showcases its history in the Firemen's Museum and the birthplace of Pepsi-Cola.

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The history of New Bern

Formerly an Indian town named Chattoka, New Bern was settled in 1710 as a Swiss immigrant settlement. They named the town after Bern, the capital of Switzerland. The Swiss connection with England was established by Marian exiles who went to the country. There were also marriages between the Royal House of Stuart and notable people in the history of Calvinism. New Bern is the second oldest town in North Carolina (after Bath).[citation needed] It served as the capital of the North Carolina colonial government and then briefly as the state capital. After the American Revolution, New Bern became wealthy and quickly developed a rich cultural life. At one time New Bern was called "the Athens of the South." Renowned in the South were the Masonic Temple and the Athens Theater, both still very active today.

Contact Information

316 S Front St
New Bern, North Carolina

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Businesses in New Bern, North Carolina

Here is a collection of local New Bern, North Carolina businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.

Art Athletic Lodging Museums / Attractions Restaurants Shopping


Carolina Creations


Fine Art & Contemporary Craft Gallery


Fine Art at Baxters'


Showing regionally and nationally recognized artists


AtOmic Cycles Bicycle Shop


Cycling Lifestyle Outpost


Hanna House Bed & Breakfast


Renovated and furnished in the finest antiques


Harmony House Inn


8,000 square feet of historic comfort


Meadows Inn


Premier Bed & Breakfast in New Bern


Sail Inn


A Simple Inn, Reflecting a Quieter Time


Accidental Artist

Museums / Attractions

A paint your own pottery workshop


Bear Hand Art Factory

Museums / Attractions

Promoting hands on art creation


Birthplace of Pepsi - The Pepsi Store

Museums / Attractions

The actual site where Pepsi-Cola was first invented


Tryon Palace

Museums / Attractions

Governors ruled, patriots gathered,and George Washington danced


247 Craven


Focusing on fresh, local ingredients


Bear Towne Java


Frash and simple breakfast, lunch and dinner


Cow Cafe


Unique little Ice Cream Shop and Diner


MJ's Raw Bar & Grill


Maryland style seafood


Calypso Cottage


Upscale Coastal Lifestyle Store


One World Shoppe


Clothing and accessories, disc golf gear, kites, just fun stuff


Peacock's Plume


A trendy upscale boutique


Rosemary St. Clair Originals


Custom-Made Designer and Art-To-Wear Clothing


Tom's Coins & Antiques


Collectible coins and antiques


VashTi Lifestyle Clothing


Lifestyle clothing for men and women