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Jun 14

Furniture and Decorative Arts of Tryon Palace Tour: From Paintings and Porcelain to Tea Tables and Toys

calendar icon Jun 14, 2024
clock icon 10 a.m.
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Visit the Palace for a morning tour of some of our hidden gems including wonderful furniture, ceramics, silver, and paintings. This new tour has been developed by two long-time docents and Collections staff. Learn where these objects came from, their history, and all their quirks and secrets. A member of the Collections team will open desks and drawers, allowing visitors an up-close look at these seldom-seen objects and furniture details.  

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Jun 15

18th Century Time Travelers’ Tour

calendar icon Jun 15, 2024
clock icon 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
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Join Tryon Palace interpreters for an adventure back to the 18th century. Meet with Governor Tryon’s cook in the Kitchen Office and learn about 18th-century cuisine.  A local Apothecary or Surgeon will discuss remedies of the time to ward off illness and some of the instruments used for surgery. Details of the latest fashion trends will help you travel to the past successfully. Learn the facts versus fiction as presented in Bridgerton, Outlander, Poldark and our American Revolutionary period. Tour includes access to the18th century Stable Office, militia encampment, and the Palace Gardens.

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Jun 15

Outlander in the Palace Tour

calendar icon Jun 15, 2024
clock icon 4:30 p.m.
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Join historic interpreters and step into Tryon Palace to learn the facts versus fiction of Diana Gabaldon’s award-winning Outlander series. The tour explores the lives of the fictional Fraser family, their friends, and their interactions with true historic figures of the Colony of North Carolina through the tumultuous period of the American Revolution. This tour covers books 4 – 8 and the Starz Outlander production seasons 4 – 7.  Tour includes access to the 18th century Stable Office, militia encampment, and the Palace Gardens.

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