New Bern Preservation Foundation, Inc.

Progress through Preservation

The mission of the New Bern Preservation Foundation is to preserve historically significant structures and sites in and around New Bern.

Our next big event.


But the Next, Next Big Event

Is a Re-Enactment of

President George Washington's

Visit to New Bern in 1791

as part of his Southern Tour,

April 24-26, 2015.

Check out

Events Requiring Tickets

Friday, April 24, 7 p.m.

Dinner in the Mt. Vernon Style

Enjoy a festive dinner with President Washington

in the John Wright Stanly Garden.

The evening begins with a candlelight tour of the house

and ends with a six course dinner with wine as 

Martha Washington would have served it.

music by the Craven Consort

limited to 100 people $135



Saturday, April 25, 12:30 pm

Speaker's Lunch at the Chelsea

Warren Bingham, noted author, will share his knowledge about Washington's visit to New Bern and his

Southern Tour of 1791.

Chose from Shrimp & Grits or Port Loin with Cabernet demi-glace

and cherry pie for dessert.

limited to 100 people $25



Saturday, April 25, 2:30 to 5:00 pm

Walk-About Through Washington's Eyes

Each Tour Begins at the Attmore-Oliver House.

Learn about houses which were here at the time of Washington's visit.  Go inside a couple to get the flavor of 18th Century New Bern

and have a glass of lemonade. Tours leave at 2 and at 4.

one tour $10 per person  

two tours $15 per person

Select One Tour or Both (2)


Saturday, April 25, 8 pm

The Ball at the Palace

limited to 200 people $100

Learn the minuet or contra dance while enjoying

a plethora of desserts and spirits from times past.

Comtempory era dancing following 15 toasts punctuated

by cannon fire. Come in costume, black tie or festive dress.



Sunday, April 26, 12:30 pm

Brunch Under the Treaty Tree

limited to 200 people $35

Bounteous brunch recreating Washington's experience

coming into New Bern.  You won't go away hungry.





Free Public Events

sponsored by

Craven County Community Foundation

Friday, April 24

2 pm - Union Point Park Welcome

Saturday, April 25

11 am - Parade, Broad & Middle Streets

1-4 pm - Children's Fair

2-5 pm, Tour of St. John's Lodge #3

Hancock & Johnson Streets

Sunday, April 26

2:30 pm Farewell to the President

Procession along E. Front Street to the Ida Mae

Order Form

Event                                            #       

Dinner in the Mt. Vernon Style      ___     $135     ____

Speaker's Lunch at the Chelsea   ___     $ 25      ____

          ___ Shrimp & Grits  ___ Pork with cabernet demi glaze

     The Walk-About                         ___      $10/15 ____

     The Palace Ball                             ___     $100    ____

     Brunch under the Treaty Tree      ___     $  35    ____

                                                      order total       ____

                                                      6.75 % tax      ____

                                                                 Total   ____  

    Name:  __________________________

    Address:  ________________________


    Email:      ________________________

    Telephone: ___________________

    Method of Payment:  ___  Check 

    Please make checks payable to NBPF & mail to

    PO Box 207,New Bern, NC  28563

Tickets will be mailed for orders received by April 15. 

After that date, tickets will be held at the events.

Also that weekend

we are offering a chance

to run through the Palace gates.

Saturday Morning April 25

10 Mile, 5K or Fun Run


2015 Antique Show & Sale

over, but what fun!

Business Members

Patron - New Bern Antiques & Collectibles

Benefactor - Assisting at Home

Benefactor - BridgePointe Hotel & Marina

General - Boeck Chriopractic Center

General - Poor Charlie's Flea Market & Antiques

Bronze Partners in Preservation

Mr. & Mrs. James D. Morrison


Want to make a donation to the Cause?

Just click on "Make a Donation" below.


The New Bern Preservation Foundation, Inc. is an exempt
organization under sectionk501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. 

We are also classified as a public charity under sections 509 (a)(1)

and 170 (b)(1)(A)(vi) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions to the New Bern Preservation Foundation are deductible under section 170

of the Code and we are qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers

or gifts under section 2055, 2016 or 2522 of the Internal Revenue Code.


We are located at 510-B Pollock St., New Bern, NC 28560.


telephone (252) 633-6448

fax (252) 633-4428



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