Become a Member
Members are important to our past, but even more valuable to our future! Just as it was more than half a century ago, your membership with the Tryon Palace Foundation brings North Carolina’s history to life.
The dream to re-build Tryon Palace began with just a small group of supporters in the late 1930’s. Over the course of nearly three decades this movement gained strength and the support of the people of New Bern and state leaders, world craftsmen and generous and dedicated donors. In 1959, the reconstructed Tryon Palace was opened to the public, a testament to history, community and rebirth.
The dream to preserve yesterday’s history for tomorrow lives today through the Governor’s Palace, the History Center, the New Bern Academy, historic homes, handmade costumes, rare artifacts, interactive exhibits, beautiful gardens, and special events held throughout the year. At Tryon Palace, our nation’s history comes to life daily, an experience that would not be possible without our members.
Basic Member Benefits
10% discount in the Museum Store & Garden Shop on regular priced items
Invitation to Annual Holiday Party
Subscription to email newsletter, “Palace Magazine”, and Annual Report
Tryon Palace Foundation wall calendar
Access to preview the spring and fall Heritage Plant Sales
Free admission for children and grandchildren under 14 years old when accompanied by a Foundation Member
Discount admission tickets for guests accompanied by the Foundation Member
Discounted admission to select special events
Discounted admission to select special tours
$85 AnnuallySupporterBasic Benefits for one member$150 AnnuallySustainerBasic Benefits for two members$500 AnnuallyPatronBasic Benefits for two membersInvitation to exhibit opening receptions$1000 AnnuallyBenefactorAll Patron BenefitsAddition to North Carolina History Center Donor Wall and Digital Donor WallTwo tickets for admission to the Candlelight Celebration and Candlelight Reception10% Discount for rental of one venue at Tryon Palace
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Memberships are non-transferable. ID required when using membership card.
Beginning January 1, 2015, in accordance with N.C. General Statute §105-164.4(a)(10), Tryon Palace is required to charge sales tax on the non-deductible portion of all memberships. The tax applied will consists of current sales tax of 4.75% and current 2% Craven County tax. As always, please consult your tax advisor regarding tax deduction issues.
Please note that contributions made up to 60 days prior to membership expiration will be counted as a membership renewal. Gifts made more than 60 days prior to membership expiration will be included as an additional gift for your membership.
Contact our Development Office at (252) 639-3516 for more information about tax-deduction opportunities.