Thursday, February 19, 2009

New Bern Spring Historic Homes Tour

Spring Historic Homes and Gardens Tour Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18, 2009 Sponsored by the New Bern Historical Society and New Bern Preservation Foundation Enjoy beautiful Spring in New Bern and visit 16 historic homes and gardens on the “Spring Historic Homes and Gardens Tour.” On April 17th and 18th homeowners invite you in to some of the most beautiful and interesting historic homes in downtown New Bern. Get a behind the scenes look at homes that have much to tell us of the history of this town founded in 1710. Many of the areas historic churches will also be open and will offer music along with a tour. Homemade bagged lunches and baked goods will be available at the restored Pinnix Drug Store for a refreshing pause. The tour is from 10am to 5 pm each day, and tickets are good for both days. The Tryon Palace Gardens in bloom will be open to the public for the Spring Historic Homes and Gardens Tour weekend. In addition, Spring Homes Tour ticket holders will receive a discount on the Governor’s Pass to tour the Palace and the New Bern Academy. All tour ticket holders are also invited to a special reception at Carolina Creations at 317 Pollock St. on Friday April 17, 5-7 p.m. There are plenty of activities to enjoy downtown, so be sure to join the crowd. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 the day of the tour, and $13 for active military and their dependents. There is also a special rate of $13 each for groups of 12 or more. Tickets may be purchased at the New Bern Historical Society at 512 Pollock Street, the New Bern Preservation Foundation at 510B Pollock Street, Craven County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau at South Front Street, the Bank of the Arts at 217 Middle Street, and Harris Teeter at 2019 S. Glenburnie Rd. For more information or tickets: New Bern Historical Society - 252-638-8558 – New Bern Preservation Foundation-252-633-6448 –
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