New Bern Academy Museum- Downtown NB


The New Bern Academy Museum is located in an 1809 building four blocks from Tryon Palace in the heart of New Bern’s historic residential district. ¬†Originally a school house for both boys and girls, the New Bern Academy served as a hospital in the Civil War and in 1899 became part of the New Bern graded school system which used it for classes until 1971.

Today, the Academy building’s original classrooms are home to four permanent exhibits focused on the Civil War, New Bern Architecture, and the history of the building itself.

The New Bern Academy Museum is open from 12:30-4:30 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and located at 508 New Street. Groups of 10 or more may schedule a visit by calling 252-639-3524 (advance registration required).

Admission to the New Bern Academy Museum is free.

For more information about the New Bern Academy Museum or Tryon Palace call 252-639-3500.