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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Civil War Weekend

The sights and sounds of the Civil War come to life during Tryon Palace Civil War Weekend on the grounds of the historic New Bern Academy. This event features an encampment of 35th Regiment of the United States Colored Troops, our state’s first regiment of African American Union soldiers.
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Palace Pours: Luck of the Irish

Engage with local history and friends while imbibing a selection of alcoholic beverages at Palace Pours: History After Hours, held every other month at rotating locations around Tryon Palace.
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Easter Egg Hunt

Children ages 12 and under are invited to Tryon Palace’s Easter Egg Hunt, where thousands of eggs are waiting to be found. This popular event returns this year with three Egg Hunts held throughout the day (11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.) for children ages 5-12. There will also be a special area on...
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