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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The Polar Express

Join us on Nov. 25 at Noon for a showing of the children’s holiday favorite, “The Polar Express,” in Cullman Performance Hall in the North Carolina History Center. After each showing, "The Polar Express" Conductor will be passing out bells to the children in attendance.
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The Polar Express

Join us on Nov. 25 at 3 p.m. for a showing of the children’s holiday favorite, “The Polar Express,” in Cullman Performance Hall in the North Carolina History Center. After each showing, "The Polar Express" Conductor will be passing out bells to the children in attendance.
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Christmas Vacation

Celebrate the holidays with the Griswolds and join us Nov. 25 at 8 p.m. for a showing of “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, and Randy Quaid. Light refreshments are included and alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.
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