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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Fall Heritage Plant Sale

Want to take home some of that fall blooming splendor? The Fall Heritage Plant Sale will be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 11-12, on the Daves House Lawn just inside the Palace main gate.
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It’s a Hocus Pocus Halloween!

Come join the Tryon Palace coven at the North Carolina History Center for fun and free activities, treats, maybe some tricks, and to watch one of our favorite Halloween movies, Hocus Pocus! The amusements will begin at 5:30 PM in Mattocks Hall and the movie will start at 7. We encourage you to...
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Year of the Woman

The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. From July 2019 to June 2020, Tryon Palace will highlight programming with a focus on the achievements, struggles, and history of women. This campaign focuses on North Carolina women past and present who have achieved amazing things in...
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