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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Mother's Day Tea and Garden Tour

Treat your mom to a special and memorable experience this Mother's Day weekend with a Tea and Garden Tour at Tryon Palace. Explore tea culture in 18th century Britain and Colonial America, tour through the circa 1780 John Wright Stanly House and decorative gardens, and then relax in the Commission...
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Images of America: Tryon Palace

Spanning from its days as North Carolina's colonial capitol to its reconstruction in the 20th century, Tryon Palace's history comes to life in the new book Images of America: Tryon Palace. Telling the Palace's story in pictures, Images of America boasts over 200 vintage images, many of which have...
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New Exhibit: Rebuilding Tryon Palace

Come celebrate the history of the reconstruction of Tryon Palace, North Carolina’s first state capitol. This free exhibit explores the reconstruction of Tryon Palace and examines the George Street community that existed on the palace grounds from the early 1800s to 1950.
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