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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All Hallow’s Eve

Ghouls, ghosts, and witches are taking over Tryon Palace! Bring the kids dressed in their favorite costume and get into the Halloween spirit with friendly ghosts, crafts, games, spooky stories, a 1940s-inspired radio show, and of course … candy! While wandering the haunted grounds you’ll encounter...
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Eve of Revolution: A Candlelight Christmas Celebration

Merriment, drama, and romance will fill the air this holiday season when Tryon Palace reaches the “Eve of Revolution.” Experience 300 years of Christmases past as families and soldiers come together on the eve of war. Held Dec. 13 and 20, Candlelight invites you to dance the night away with...
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