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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National Pollinator Week

Join Tryon Palace in celebrating National Pollinator Week June 18-24. Throughout the week, learn about how to help pollinators with posters and take-home items, and meet the bees in our observation hive at the NC History Center. ALL EVENTS ARE FREE! This event is sponsored by the Duke Energy...
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Juneteenth Celebration of New Bern

Juneteenth is an expression and extension of American freedom and, like the Fourth of July, a time for all Americans to celebrate our independence, human rights, civil rights, and freedom. New Bern’s Juneteenth Celebration at Tryon Palace, featuring Donald Payton, will commemorate this memorable...
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North Carolina Symphony Performance

The North Carolina Symphony Orchestra returns to Tryon Palace for its annual free concert on the picturesque South Lawn. This concert is presented in partnership with the New Bern series of the North Carolina Symphony. Gates open at 5 p.m., performance begins at 7 p.m. To enjoy music in this...
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