Sunday, October 7, 2012

New Bern NC Travel

Not too far from Wilmington is New Bern, a city named after 'Old' Bern in Switzerland, and originally inhabited by Swiss settlers. It is a port city located at the confluence of two rivers, the birthplace of Pepsi Cola and the county seat of Craven County. Tryon Palace is a reconstruction of what was once the home of Governor Tryon in the 18th century, and transported us right back to the past- colonial America. Also on the site is the North Carolina History Centre, an amazing interactive museum which really makes the most of technology to get visitors taking part and learning about history.

Tryon Palace
by rjones0856 Flickr Creative Commons

Another place we enjoyed visiting solely for the novelty factor was the birthplace of Pepsi, that cola eternally in the shadow of its red-labelled foe.  There is also a Firemen's Museum, and tours available which take in the history of this very early settlement. There is a Ghost Tour for anyone who likes that kind of thing- not me!

Here is a video: New Bern Tour in 5 minutes!

For New Bern Car Rental, go to

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