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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Barbour Boats Exhibit Returns

The popular Barbour Boats 2018 exhibit, which unfortunately had to be closed for almost 5 months because of damage from Hurricane Florence, will be reinstalled and reopened on Saturday, June 8. The exhibit lenders have generously agreed to extend the loan of their museum objects and private...
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Tryon Palace Celebrates National Pollinator Week

Join Tryon Palace in celebrating National Pollinator Week June 18-23. Throughout the week, learn about how to help pollinators through tours, lectures, posters and take-home items, and meet the bees in our observation hive at the NC History Center.
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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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