New Bern NC Historic Downtown

New Bern was founded by Baron Christopher von Graffenried in 1710. Von Graffenried named the settlement after his hometown of Bern, the Swiss capital. It is North Carolina second oldest town.Although New Bern is very much a modern city it continues to grow, its charm remains historic. Travel back over in time by exploring Tryon Palace Historic Sites and Gardens and other locations throughout the city

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