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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All Hallows' Eve

Ghouls, ghosts, and witches are taking over Tryon Palace! Bring the kids dressed in their favorite costume and get into the Halloween spirit with crafts, games, and - of course - candy! While wandering the haunted grounds, you’ll encounter friendly witches, ghouls, and ghosts.
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Governor's Challenge Cornhole Tournament

Spend the day playing your favorite backyard game in North Carolina's favorite backyard as the Home Builders Association of Craven and Pamlico Counties presents "The Governor's Challenge" cornhole tournament. Held Friday, November 2 on the Tryon Palace South Lawn, the Governor's Challenge invites...
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Stand Up Comedy Show at Tryon Palace

Head to the North Carolina History Center for “Tryon Palace Presents: Stand Up Comedy,” featuring the comedic stylings of Cyrus Steele, November 2, 2018. Opening act is Lee Hardin.
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