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The Accidental Artist
Paint your own pottery and other artistic endeavors. Address: 220 Craven Street
Hours: Tues-Sat 10-6, Thurs Night Ladies 6-9 (1/2 off studio fee). Sun 1-5. Open Mon starting in June. Hours extended by appointment.
Phone: 252-634-3411

Art & Materials
Art supplies, classes, pottery studio.
Address: 219 Middle Street
Hours: M-F 9-6, Sat 10-4:30. Extended holiday hours.
Phone: 252-514-2787 
Bank of the Arts
Local, regional and national artists represented in exhibitions throughout the year. 
Address: 317 Middle Street
Hours: Tues-Sat, 10-6
Phone: 252-638-2577

Bern Bear Gifts
Features Swiss, German, Austrian imports, city & state souvenirs.
Address: 25 years at 301 Pollock Street
Hours: Mon-Sat 10-5:30, Tue & Thurs from 1pm
Phone: 252-637-2300

Branch’s Furniture
Home, Office, and Outdoor Furniture - Gifts and Accessories. 
Address: 309 Pollock Street
Hours: Mon-Fri 10-6 Sat 10-5
Phone: 252-638-5171

Bynum's Drug Store
Address: 240 Middle Street
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-6:30 pm, Sat.9-1
Phone: 252-637-3123

Carolina Creations: Fine art and contemporary craft gallery.
Address: 317 Pollock Street
Hours: Mon-Sat 10-6, Fri ‘til 7, Sun 11-4. Extended holiday hours.
Phone: 252-633-4369

Framing Fox Collectible Art & Custom Framing
Over 30 years serving art collectors and providing custom picture framing. We ship anywhere.
Address: 217 Middle Street
Hours: Open Mon-Sat.
Phone: 252-635-6400 or 800-237-6077

Fraser's Wine, Cheese & More
Specializing in friendly, knowledgeable customer service. Fine wines, beer, imported cheese and gifts.
Address: 210 Middle Street
Hours: Mon-Thurs 10-5, Fri-Sat 10-6
Wine tastings 2nd Thurs of month 5-7pm.
Phone: 252-634-2580

Galley Stores & Marina
Gourmet foods, meats, beverages, bike & kayak rentals, full provisioning for boats and hotel guests. Marina offers high speed diesel & gas with transient dockage available up to 115' boats.
Address: 300 East Front Street
Hours: Mon-Sun 6 am-10 pm
Phone: 252-633-4648

Lou's Florist
Distinctive flowers for all occasions, greeting cards, balloons.
Address: 233 MIddle Street
Hours: M & Tues 9-5, Wed 9-1,
Thurs & Fri 9-5, Sat 9-12:00
Phone: 252-636-3484

Mitchell Hardware
New Bern's original, authentic, turn-of-the-century hardware store. Whether you come to buy or browse, a trip to Mitchell Hardware is a must on a visit to New Bern. It is a visit to the past with choices of the present, a place where friends bring their friends.
Address: 215 Craven Street
Phone: 252-638-4261

Next Chapter Bookstore: Fiction, non-fiction, children & local authors books.
Address: 320 S Front Street
Hours: Tues-Fri 10-5:30, Sat 10-5
Phone: 252-633-5774
the Next Chapter Bookstore
One World Shoppe - A LIfe is Good store and more
Organic, creative, comfortable clothing & accessories for the good outdoors.
Address: 236-A Middle Street
Hours: Open 7 days a week
Phone: 252-633-3929

Poor Charlie's Flea Market & Antiques
Eastern North Carolina’s oldest flea market.
Address: 208 Hancock Street
Hours: Open every day except Tues.
Phone: 252-638-2798

The Boathouse

Nautical gifts and collectibles, quality hats and bags.

Address: 220 Middle Street

Phone: 252-633-5501


Open 7 days a week

Tryon Palace Museum Store at the North Carolina History Center

Historic gifts, collectables, live plants,educational toys.

No admission charge to shop!

Address: 529 South Front Street

Hours: Mon-Sat 9:30-5:00  Sun. 1-5

Phone: 252-639-3532


Government and other non-profit agencies


City of New Bern

Address: 300 Pollock Street

Phone: 252-639-2701

Craven County Government

Address: 2818 Neuse Boulevard

Phone: 252-636-4900

New Bern/Craven County Conv. & Visitors Center

Address: 203 S. Front Street

Phone: 800-437-5767

New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce

Address: 316 S. Front Street

Phone: 637-3111

New Bern Historical Society

Address: 512 Pollock Street

Phone: 252-638-8558

New Bern Preservation Foundation

Address: 510-B Pollock Street - P.O. Box 207

Phone: 633-6448

Fax:     633-4428

North Carolina History Education Center

The North Carolina History Education Center will open in July 2010 in celebration of New Bern's 300th




Craven Community College

Address: 800 College Court

Phone: 252-638-4131

New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce

Address: 316 S. Front Street

Phone: 252-637-3111

Neuse River Development Authority, Inc.

Address: 233 Middle Street, Suite 206

Phone: 252-638-6724




BB Hurricane Restaurant

Open Casual waterfront dining at Northwest Creek Marina open 7 days a week for dinner. Deck dining weather permitting.

Phone: 252-638-8566

Address: 100 Marina Dr. Fairfield Harbour

Captain Ratty's Seafood & Steakhouse
Open 7 days a week for lunch & dinner. Roof top dining weather permitting. Great food, casual atmosphere.
Address: 202-206 Middle Street
Phone: 252-633-2088 or 800-633-5292

The Chelsea Restaurant
Featuring distinctive regional and international cuisine, banquet facilities and catering services.
Address: 335 Middle Street
Hours: M - Thur 11am - 9pm, Fri & Sat 11am - 10pm  Phone: 252-637-5469
Cow Cafe

Shopping and dining. A fun place for kids of all ages.
Address: 319 MIddle Street
Phone: 252-672-9269

Morgan's Tavern & Grill
Great service with a casual,comfortable atmosphere, fresh seafood,hand cut steaks.
Address: 235 Craven Street
Hours: Mon-Thur 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm
Phone: 252-636-2430

Mj’s Raw Bar & Grille
Seafood, Pasta, Sandwiches, Burgers and Desserts. Open for lunch & dinner.
Address: 216 Middle Street
Hours: Mon-Sat 11am - 10pm, Sun noon - 9pm
Phone: 252-635-6890



The Aerie Bed & Breakfast
Offers luxury and elegance in lodging, just steps from Tryon Palace and historic downtown and has been recognized as "Simply the Best B&B" for the past 2 years.
Address: 509 Pollock Street
Phone: 800-849-5553

BB Hurricane

Waterfront rooms overlooking Northwest Creek Marina,

located in Fairfield Harbour community. Enjoy 18 holes of golf, indoor/outdoor pools, tennis,sauna, fitness center and game room.

Address: 100 Marina Dr., Fairfield Harbour

Phone: 252- 637-2477

BridgePointe Hotel & Marina
Hotel and marina.
Address: 101 Howell Road
Hours: Open 24/7
Phone: 252-636-3637.

Courtyard by Marriott New Bern Riverfront
Located on the Neuse River in historic downtown. Convenient to all downtown shopping.
Address: 218 East Front Street
Phone: 252-636-0022 or 800-517-4000

 Harmony House Inn
Bed and Breakfast (reservations only)
Address: 215 Pollock Street
Hours: 10am-8pm 
Phone: 252-636-3810 or 800-636-3113

DoubleTree by Hilton New Bern - Riverfront
Located on the banks of the Trent River in historic downtown New Bern within easy walking distance to the area's most charming shops and restaurants.
Address: 100 MIddle Street
Phone: 252-638-3585

DoubleTree by Hilton New Bern Riverfront

Meadows Inn B & B
Located in the heart of the Historic downtown. An Antebellum Inn offering 7 rooms and a 2-bedroom suite.
Address: 212 Pollock Street
Phone: 252-634-1776

SpringHill Suites
Address: 300 Hotel Drive
Phone: 252-637-0017

Other Services

Advanced Attraction Salon
Address: 204-C Craven Street
Phone: 252-638-6191

American Yacht Company, Inc.
Private and Corporate Yacht Charters and Events Worldwide.
Address: 416A Craven Street
Hours: 9am to 5pm
Phone: 252-672-8747
BB&T - Branch Banking & Trust Co.
Best banking in town since 1872. Five locations with six local ATM's.
Address: Main office 375 South Front Street
Hours: Mon-Thur 9-5, Fri 9-6
Phone: 252-638-7100

CENTURY 21 Zaytoun-Raines

Address: 312 South Front Street

Phone: 252-633-3069

Coldwell Banker Willis-Smith Co. 
New Bern's Leading Real Estate Firm.
Address: 115 Middle Street
Mon-Fri 8:30-5, Sat 9-2, Sun 1-3
Phone: 252-638-350 or 800-334-0792

First Citizens Bank

Founded in 1898 and one of the nation's strongest and most stable financial institutions. Three locations in New Bern to serve you.

Address: 305 Broad Street (Main Office)

Hours: Mon-Thurs 9;am-5pm; Fri 9am-6; Sat 9am-12pm (Glenburnie location only).

Phone: 252-637-8200

Gillespie & Murphy, P.A.
Legal services in bankruptcy and disability law since 1986. Offices in New Bern & Wilmington.
Address: 320 Middle Street

Heart of the Home Kitchens
Kitchen and bath design firm. Remodeling specialist, full service company.

Address: 303 Pollock Street
Hours: Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat 10-2.

Phone: 252-636-0469

Keller Williams Realty

Georgia Johnson, Broker, ABR,GRI

Address: 1915 Trent Boulevard

Phone: 252-638-2620

Keller Williams Realty - Team New Bern

Donna Harmatuk, Broker

Address: 1320 McCarthy Blvd.

Phone: 252-636-6595

Legal Aid of North Carolina
Legal representation in civil cases.
Address:607 Broad Street

Phone: 252-637-9502
Mon-Fri 8:30-5:00, Thurs 1-5.

New Bern Signs & Designs
Hours: Mon-Fri 9-5 Sat 9-12
Phone: 252-259-2732  

New Bern Tours & Convention Services
Address: 333 Middle Street
Phone: 252-637-7316

RE/MAX By The Water
Real estate firm specializing in residential, commercial, and investment properties.
Address: 242 Middle Street
Hours: Mon-Fri 8-5, Sat 9-5
Phone: 252-633-9300
Stubbs & Perdue, PA., Attorneys At Law
Proven trial lawyers and knowledgeable counselors for a wide range of legal issues.
Address: 310 Craven Street
Phone: 252-633-2700

Trent River Realty, Inc.
Historic, Pam Michel, Broker, ABR, GRI. Concierge level service and exceptional attention to every detail of your real estate transaction. 
Address: 333 Middle Street
Hours: Mon-Fri 9-5. Sat 10-3 or by appointment. 
Phone: 800-845-1919 or 252-635-1619

ViaMark Advertising
Advertising and marketing specialist - radio, television, print, web.
Phone: 252-636-1888

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