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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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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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, April 7-8. Saturday evening activities will continue with crafts, lawn games, a dinner buffet of hamburgers and hot...
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Spring Heritage Plant Sale

Held during Garden Lovers' Weekend, Tryon Palace’s Heritage Plant Sale invites you to shop for perennials, herbs, annuals, trees and shrubs to benefit Tryon Palace. Each item for sale is grown locally and in our greenhouse or by local North Carolina growers. Supplies are limited so come by early...
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