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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The 440th Army Band on the South Lawn

The 440th Army Band will travel to Tryon Palace for a free performance on the South Lawn overlooking the Trent River in downtown New Bern. Gates open at 5 p.m. Sunday, July 3, and the concert begins at 7 p.m.
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The Glorious Fourth

Celebrate the birth of America at North Carolina's first state capitol with a live reading of the Declaration of Independence, the Fife & Drum Corps, free admission to the Tryon Palace grounds, and an evening celebration along the rivrerfront with live music, food, fireworks, and family fun.
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Independence Night

Start a new family tradition this Fourth of July with food, fun, live music, and fireworks at Tryon Palace’s North Carolina History Center from 6-9:30 p.m. Monday, July 4.
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