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

check icon10% discount in the Museum Store & Garden Shop on regular priced items
check iconInvitation to Annual Holiday Party
check iconSubscription to email newsletter, “Palace Magazine”, and Annual Report
check iconTryon Palace Foundation wall calendar
check iconAccess to preview the spring and fall Heritage Plant Sales
check iconFree admission for children and grandchildren under 14 years old when accompanied by a Foundation Member
check iconDiscount admission tickets for guests accompanied by the Foundation Member
check iconDiscounted admission to select special events
check iconDiscounted admission to select special tours

Membership Levels

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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.