Not too far from Wilmington is New Bern, a city named after 'Old' Bern in Switzerland, and originally inhabited by Swiss settlers. It is a port city located at the confluence of two rivers, the birthplace of Pepsi Cola and the county seat of Craven County. Tryon Palace is a reconstruction of what was once the home of Governor Tryon in the 18th century, and transported us right back to the past- colonial America. Also on the site is the North Carolina History Centre, an amazing interactive museum which really makes the most of technology to get visitors taking part and learning about history.
Here is a video: New Bern Tour in 5 minutes!
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