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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Live and Local: Tryon Palace Beer Festival

Tryon Palace and the Tryon Palace Foundation are celebrating Eastern North Carolina’s best brews at “Live and Local: Tryon Palace Beer Festival” on August 18th at the North Carolina History Center in New Bern, NC, from 5 – 9 PM. This exciting event will exclusively feature local breweries, locally-...
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Stanly-Spaight Duel

On September 5th, 1802, a prominent New Bern lawyer met his political rival, a former State Governor, in a lethal duel on the streets of New Bern. Step back in time to an era where a man’s personal honor was his most cherished quality and any incursion on this prized value could result in fiery and...
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Palace Pours: Wine-ing Down Summer

Join Tryon Palace Artist Lindsay Demonch in a guided, mini-painting session while you sample different wines. No artistic talent necessary – all that’s required is the desire to have fun!
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