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 Glorious Fourth

Enjoy the anniversary of the birth of America at Tryon Palace this Fourth of July. The special events ongoing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. include historical interpreters from two different time periods, games, crafts, exhibitions, and a live reading of the Declaration of Independence on the Palace steps...
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North Carolina in the Great War

North Carolinians contributed to the World War I in a variety of ways, from women serving as nurses in military hospitals in France, to the production of artillery shells in Raleigh and ships in Wilmington, and ultimately the 480,491 men from North Carolina who registered for service. This exhibit...
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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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