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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Palace Pours: All-American

Engage with local history and friends while imbibing a selection of alcoholic beverages at Palace Pours: History After Hours, held every other month at rotating locations around Tryon Palace. The July Palace Pours will bring back to life America’s favorite past time, Baseball! Grab your caps, hot...
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Passport to Pollination: Tryon Palace Summer Camp

Do you love science? Interested in plants and animals and how they work together? Come explore the gardens of Tryon Palace and discover how bugs, birds, and even bats help plants reproduce and grow! On this new scientific journey, you’ll live like a bug, overcome the obstacles water and wind face...
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Tryon Palace Multicultural Fair

Celebrate the cultural diversity of Eastern North Carolina with Tryon Palace during the Tryon Palace Multicultural Fair. Representatives from various cultural groups will have informational booths, demonstrations, and displays to share their culture with visitors. The fair will also include art and...
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