In addition to the main New Bern historic buildings like the Tryon Palace, New Bern has a full compliment of historic signs about events in New Bern.
The first sign is about the Battle of New Bern, where, according to the sign, "The victory of Union General Ambrose Burnside here on March 14, 1862 caused the fall of New Bern"
The signs by the drawbridge (photo 4) inform us about the DILIGENCE which was one of the first ten United States Revenue Cutters which temporarily sailed out of New Bern in 1791 prior to moving to her permanent homeport of Wilmington in October of 1792.
The second sign is about the U.S.C.G. Cutter Pamlico which was designed to cruise in inland waters and therefore had an extremely shallow draft. The Pamlico proceeded to her permanent station at New Bern, North Carolina, arriving there on 4 November 1907 and remained there until 1947 when she was decommissioned.
The second sign is one of the "Washington Slept Here" signs - it states that Washington visited the Stanly home for two nights on his southern tour April 20-21, 1791. This is about the same time that the Diligence was in New Bern. The third and fifth photo are about notable New Bern citizens. Number three says: James Walker Hood ----Asst. Superintendent Public Instruction 1868-70: a founder Livingston College 1885; Bishop A.M.E. Zion Church: founded St. Peters, 1864. One blk N.
The last sign says: Graham A Barden (1896-1967) --- Congressman, 1935-61. Secured military bases for eastern N.C: advocated Taft Hartley labor relations act. Grave 4 blocks northwest.