Foundation Member Events

Oct. 10: Fall Heritage Plant Presale and Reception   4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Tryon Palace Lawn

Stock up on mums and celebrate Autumn with the Foundation at the Fall Heritage Plant Presale and Reception. Come for the light refreshments and wine, and stay for early access to the limited supply of fall plants at the annual Fall Heritage Plant Sale. Beat the weekend crowds, pick the best varieties, and get gardening advice from the skilled gardeners at Tryon Palace. The Eden Street gate will be open to Foundation members from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Nov. 18 - 22: WinterFeast: Oysters, Brews, and Comfort Foods Member Presale   9 a.m. – 5 p.m. by phone

The highlight of the season, WinterFeast is the Foundation’s top fundraising event each year! Featuring North Carolina oysters and an abundance of foods from local restaurants, taste the best New Bern has to offer at this event. WinterFeast tickets sold out in 2018, so take advantage of this exclusive presale opportunity to reserve your spot. Skip the line (that circles the North Carolina History Center) with entry through the Members Only “Fast Pass” line (with presentation of Membership card) – beat the crowd to the bar and to the infamous oysters that are the hallmark of this annual event. Order your tickets during this time by calling (252) 639-3524 or by visiting the ticket desk at the North Carolina History Center with your Membership card. Learn more about the event here.

Dec. 4: Foundation Holiday Party and Silent Auction

North Carolina History Center

Mark your calendars for the Tryon Palace Foundation Holiday Party and Silent Auction. Join us in the North Carolina History Center for music, merriment, and a silent auction as we celebrate our members and their continued support of Tryon Palace. Formal invitations will be sent in the mail, so look out for the Foundation envelope and make sure you RSVP early!

Foundation Member Discounts

Foundation Members may take advantage of special member pricing for the following Tryon Palace events:

November 15: Tryon Palace Cultural Arts Series Presents: Letters from Home 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

December 14 & 21: Christmas Belles: A Candelight Christmas Celebration 4:30 - 9:30 pm.

January 25, 2020: Tryon Palace Cultural Arts Series Presents: Harpist Eryn Fuson 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

June 11, 2020: Painting at the Palace 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

July 9, 2020: Painting at the Palace 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

Foundation Travel Program

The Tryon Palace Foundation occasionally leads travel programs around the world that connect with the history of Tryon Palace and or North Carolina. No travel programs are currently scheduled. For more information, contact Erin Langley at 252-639-3519 or