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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Year of the Woman

The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. From July 2019 to June 2020, Tryon Palace will highlight programming with a focus on the achievements, struggles, and history of women. This campaign focuses on North Carolina women past and present who have achieved amazing things in...
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2019 Children's Summer Movies Series

Tryon Palace is excited to present the 2019 Children's Summer Movies Series! On the last Thursday of June, July, and August, Tryon Palace will be featuring one of your all-time favorite children's movies. Movies include Beauty and the Beast, Matilda, and The Goonies.
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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 the second annual “Live and Local: Tryon Palace Beer Festival” on August 24th at the North Carolina History Center in New Bern, NC, from 5 – 9 PM. This exciting event will exclusively feature local...
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