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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Finding Nemo - Summer 2018 Children's Movies Series

In its first installment of the Summer 2018 Children’s Movie Series, Tryon Palace presents “Finding Nemo!” On Thursday, June 7 at 6 PM in Cullman Hall, we’ll meet Marlin, a clown fish, who is overly cautious with his son, Nemo, who has a foreshortened fin.
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National Pollinator Week

Join Tryon Palace in celebrating National Pollinator Week June 18-24. Throughout the week, learn about how to help pollinators with posters and take-home items, and meet the bees in our observation hive at the NC History Center. ALL EVENTS ARE FREE! This event is sponsored by the Duke Energy...
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Fife & Drum Summer Camp

Musicians were an important part of the 18th century military. Tryon Palace has recreated a colonial Fife and Drum Corps, which plays at numerous events throughout the year in New Bern and beyond. In this camp, participants will learn from experienced instructors the basics of reading music, scales...
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