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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Behind-the-Scenes Tuesdays

Ever wonder where and how Tryon Palace makes period clothing for its historical interpreters? Want to explore Tryon Palace’s 16 acres of gardens and see how palace staff and volunteers maintain them? Beginning in March, Tryon Palace staff in the costume shop and gardens will lead weekly tours...
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Lunch and Learn

Pack a lunch and learn about the characters and cultures that populated Tryon Palace and the surrounding areas of New Bern throughout history during our Lunch and Learn series. Covering a variety of topics, Lunch and Learn is a new weekly series held every Friday at the North Carolina History...
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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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