New Bern, NC Accident Attorneys

New Bern, NC (population 23, 128), the second oldest town in North Carolina, lies 87 miles northeast from Wilmington, NC. The town’s name comes from its history of being a Swiss settlement. The town is named after the Switzerland capital Bern.

As the official website of New Bern says “there is something for everyone in New Bern.” History buffs can visit Tryon Palace Historic Sites and Gardens. The palace was built as the first permanent capitol of the Colony of North Carolina in 1770. The palace is surrounded by 14 acres of beautiful gardens that are kept up all year. No matter when you visit the palace the gardens will be beautiful. The Tryon Palace isn’t the only stop in town for history seekers as New Bern has over 140 official historic sites within the town.

New Bern is also the birthplace of one of the most recognized brands in the world. In 1898 pharmacist Caleb Bradham invented the recipe for what was then known as “Brad’s Drink” and would later become Pepsi Cola. The exact spot of the pharmacy where Bradham brainstormed the concoction can be visited to this day in New Bern. You can even drink a Pepsi straight from the fountain.

Fans of the arts can also get their fill in New Bern at the New Bern Civic Theater. The theater offers dramas, comedies and musicals for the public. The Bank of the Arts also provides cultural excitement through the media of paintings, sculptures, photography, and fiber art. All viewings are provided free of charge to the public.

New Bern has also made a commitment to their down town section in a project named the Swiss Bear Downtown Development Corporation. The process, which began in 1979, has the goal of revitalizing the downtown New Bern area for residents and businesses. There is always something going on in Downtown New Bern. While many of the projects that were planned with the Swiss Bear are completed, there are many that are still in the works. For example, The Riverwalk will take residents on a 1.5 miles walk of the shoreline across the Trent and Neuse Rivers.

All news and events from the New Bern area can be viewed in the Sun Journal, the city’s daily newspaper.

New Bern, by the numbers, may be a smaller town, but it matches the culture and charm of any big city.