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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WinterFeast: Oysters, Brews, and Comfort Foods

Shuck your winter shell as Tryon Palace’s WinterFeast oyster roast returns to the North Carolina History Center in 2018. Dive into a table full of fresh, local, steamed oysters, sample classic winter favorites like chowders, shrimp and grits, and jambalaya prepared by your favorite local chefs, and...
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Tryon Palace Free Day

Guests may tour the first floors of the Governor’s Palace, Kitchen Office, Stable Office, and Dixon and Stanly Houses; wander 16 acres of gardens; play historic games; make fun crafts; and learn about important historic jobs and their modern counterparts, all while completing an “apprenticeship”...
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