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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Palace Pours: Derby Days

Hold on to your hat, “Palace Pours: History After Hours” is off to the races on May 9th as we celebrate Derby Days! Support the Tryon Palace Foundation in true Derby fashion as you sip Mint Juleps and wine and learn about the beautiful Shackleford horses that call Eastern North Carolina their home.
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Spring Tea at Tryon Palace

This Mother’s Day weekend, step back in time and enjoy a Spring Tea at Tryon Palace. The tea will be served in the historic Commission House by costumed servers. Before tea, enjoy a tea-themed tour of the Governor’s Palace and a walk around the beautiful colonial revival gardens. With the purchase...
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Lanterns on the Lawn: A Family Campout at Tryon Palace

Bring the family and your camping gear for a night under the stars at Lanterns on the Lawn: A Family Campout on the Tryon Palace South Lawn to benefit the Tryon Palace Foundation, May 19-20. Saturday evening activities will continue with crafts, lawn games, a dinner buffet of hamburgers and hot...
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