Why Craven County is


Visit the rich history and elegance of Tryon Palace in New Bern, North Carolina, once the official residence of British governors. Nestled in the heart of downtown, this historic gem offers serene gardens and a family-friendly atmosphere. Experience the first capital of North Carolina with grace.

Get to know Downtown New Bern, the proud birthplace of Pepsi. Meander through quaint streets lined with enticing restaurants and diverse shops. Experience the lively night life with friends and family, and fully immerse yourself in the rich history to include theaters, art, and churches.

Discover the beauty of Lawsons Creek Park – a serene waterfront gem offering boating, fishing, soccer, and scenic wildlife views. Join us for exciting events like concerts and fairs, creating unforgettable moments surrounded by nature's wonders.