New Bern’s 300 Year History Has Culminated Into A Unique Blend Of Old And New.
Welcome to Craven County, North Carolina. Our major cities of New Bern and Havelock anchor the ideal retirement spot for sun seekers and history buffs alike. Two beautiful rivers meet in New Bern, where you’ll find Tryon Palace, spectacular gardens, historic homes, quaint shops, cozy restaurants and lively entertainment, frame downtown streets. Farther south, you can enjoy MCAS Cherry Point and the 157,000 acre Croatan National Forest, nationally recognized for its trails and recreation opportunities.