Tour Options

We offer a wide range of tour options that are designed to suit any style. From the traditional trolley tour to walking tours and Specialty Tours, New Bern Tours & Convention Services has it all! Contact us today to reserve a historic tour designed just for you!


African American Tours


Many visitors to New Bern are surprised to learn that half of the town's population before the Civil War was African American. As a matter of fact, in 1860, New Bern has the largest population of African Americans in the state, and one fourth of the members of the black community were free.

These free blacks owned and operated a variety of businesses, accumulated real estate, and owned fine homes. In addition, many free African Americans owned slaves. After the Civil War, New Bern boasted an enterprising, educated African American elite. African American leaders included politicians, doctors, lawyers, businessmen, teachers, investors, and religious leaders.
New Bern Tours will host a Trolley Tour with a special emphasis on the African American community living in New Bern during the 19th century. Travel on the Trolley with our professional guides through historic downtown New Bern to learn about these people and see the places where they worked and lived.

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The lives of the free African American and slaves who lived, worked and worshiped in 19th century New Bern were colorful and varied. Enjoy a professionally narrated 90 minute tour of African American sites in Historic Downtown New Bern to discover New Bern's fascinating and rich African American heritage.

Minimum of 20 people or more
Two trolley options:
Trolley 1 at $420, holds 30 passengers
Trolley 2 at $300, holds 22 passengers

 


Civil War Tours


Civil War Tours

New Bern's Civil War Heritage is rich, colorful and can be discovered throughout the town. Experience the story of the Civil War on a 90-minute professionally narrated tour by visiting an old graveyard and other important Civil War sites in Historic Downtown New Bern.

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Minimum of 20 people or more
Two trolley options:
Trolley 1 at $420, holds 30 passengers
Trolley 2 at $300, holds 22 passengers


Christmas Tours


Beary Merry Christmas Tour

Celebrate the Holiday season with a 90 minute trolley tour through the downtown historic district highlighting the Holiday decorations our downtown merchants are showcasing in their windows. 

The tour also includes a trip to Trent Woods to view the holiday lights.

Join us as we get in the Holiday spirit by caroling on board the trolley.

Advanced purchase required!


Tours are offered on Friday, November 28th; Saturday, November 29th; Friday, December 5th; Saturday, December 6th; Friday, December 12th and Saturday, December 13th at 5:30pm and 7:00pm.

Pre-paid tickets are required and can be purchased by clicking the “book now” button to the left or at the top of the page.

Minimum of 20 people or more
Two trolley options:
Trolley 1 at $420, holds 30 passengers
Trolley 2 at $300, holds 22 passengers


Custom Tours


New Bern Tours & Convention Services wants you to enjoy your stay in New Bern as much as possible. If there is something you would like to see or do that is not on our current tour list, don’t hesitate to contact us to arrange something special just for you! Popular requests include Walking Tours, Architectural Tours and Ghost Tours, just to name a few! Our city has a lot to offer and we appreciate your patronage. We are always looking for ways to expand our services and would love to hear from you. Contact us today for more information on how to make your trip to New Bern an exciting one! Minimum of 20 people in a group are required.

Packages are subject to availability.

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Day Packages


Day Packages
We also offer Day Packages for groups of 20 or more. Included in this package is a 90-minute narrated Trolley Car Tour, lunch in the Historic District and admission to Tryon Palace.

Tickets are $55 inclusive
Reservations are required, so contact New Bern Tours at (252) 637-7316 to book this delightful package!

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Student Tours


At New Bern Tours, our primary focus is to make history come alive for people of all ages. New Bern Tours would like to offer you and your students an educational Trolley Car Tour through New Bern's downtown historic district. Our professional tour guides will take you on a journey through three centuries of history, architecture, folklore, and landscapes. Tours can be customized upon request to suit different age groups and focus on specific curriculum needs, including African American and Civil War history, as well as admission to Tryon Palace Historic Sites and Gardens. Contact us for more information!

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Minimum of 20 people or more
Two Student Tour Options:
One hour tour for grades 5-12 at $8/student; $12/adult
½ hour tour for grades K-4 at $5/student; $10/adult
Complimentary tickets available for one teacher and one assistant. Two enclosed trolleys are available to prevent safety hazards and keep passengers dry. One trolley seats 22 passengers and the other seats 30 passengers.


WalkingTours


Walking tours are available by reservation only and can be customized to suit your group’s needs. New Bern, the second oldest city in North Carolina, with a rich history made up of famous places and firsts, events and inventors. Experience our professional tour guides as they escort you through 200 years of history, architecture, folklore, and landscapes.

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Tour length: 1-1/2 Hours
Minimum of 10 people or more
Tickets are $12 per person
By reservation only.


Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm