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The New Bern Academy Museum opened December 10, 1990, and is the fourth component of the Tryon Palace Restoration Complex. Founded in 1764, the academy was one of the country's earliest secondary schools.
Created in 1955, the New Bern Firemen's Museum preserves two centuries of fire-fighting equipment used in the town and surrounding Craven County. The museum is the only one in the country that is dedicated solely to preserving and displaying its town's own fire-fighting equipment.
New Bern is the home of North Carolina's oldest chartered fire department. Much of the history of the department is in the New Bern Firemen's Museum, including Fire Horse Fred, one of the last horses to pull the fire company's wagon.