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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WinterFeast: Oysters, Brews and Comfort Foods

WinterFeast is coming … you bring the appetite and we’ll bring the feast. Come out of your shell as WinterFeast returns to the North Carolina History Center with tasty brews and plenty of food. Enjoy a delicious offering of North Carolina oysters, shrimp and grits, soups, Eastern North Carolina...
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Photographs by Hugh Morton: An Uncommon Retrospective

See North Carolina’s history and beauty through the eyes of photographer Hugh MacRae Morton (1921-2006). “Photographs by Hugh Morton: An Uncommon Retrospective” brings North Carolina’s landmarks, people, events, wildlife, scenery, sports, tourism, and its oldest university together for a special...
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Family Night at the Museum

Escape the winter cold and enjoy fun for the whole family after hours at the North Carolina History Center! Sail a ship in the Pepsi Family Center, explore the exhibits in the Regional History Museum, and enjoy crafts for the kids!
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