North Carolina history begins here

Tryon Palace is known for being North Carolina’s first permanent state capitol, but we’re remembered for capturing imaginations. Walk in the footsteps of colonial governors, stroll through more than 14 acres of beautifully-sculpted gardens, or travel back in time for an interactive experience that blends the 1830s with 21st-century technologies.
At Tryon Palace, we believe history is more than a story … it’s an experience.

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'Face to Face: Civil War Sketches and Stories'

Experience New Bern's Occupation through the eyes of African Americans, Confederates, Union soldiers, and women caught between both North and South, as Tryon Palace opens its new Civil War exhibit, "Face to Face: Civil War Sketches and Stories." Spanning the March 1862 invasion of Burnside's forces...
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Explore the North Carolina History Center

The North Carolina History Center has revolutionized the visitor encounter at North Carolina's premier historic site, and set a new standard for the museum experience. Rotating exhibitions, waterfront dining, shopping, rare artifacts, and a wide variety of interactive historical activities keep the...
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In Honor and Remembrance

Monday, May 26, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. In honor of those who served our country over the years, and those who still do, Tryon Palace will offer free admission to all active duty and military veterans with the presentation of their military ID. Discounted admission will be given to their accompanying...
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