Mission & History

Tryon Palace’s mission is to engage present and future generations in the history of North Carolina from early settlement and development of statehood through the mid-twentieth century by collecting, interpreting and preserving objects, buildings, landscapes and events that enrich understanding of the making of our state and nation.

Our Core Values

  • Commitment to mission
  • Care, preservation, and security of collections and historic resources
  • Audience-centered in our program development and delivery
  • Excellence, integrity and adoption of best practices as our standard
  • Responsibility and accountability for managing all resources
  • Creativity and innovation in all our endeavors
  • Dedication to telling inclusive history: one history/many stories
  • Development of partnerships to maximize resources
  • Collaboration for the benefit of our greater community
  • Commitment to a sustainable environment
  • Diversity in the workforce and in community outreach