While it may appear primitive by today’s standards, the Tryon Palace’s Kitchen Office represents the very latest in “modern” conveniences of 1770. Throughout the Kitchen Office, costumed interpreters demonstrate 18th-century household chores like cooking, washing, and ironing.
Authentic 18th-century dishes from apple pie to brown soup are prepared daily by our cooks using ingredients from the kitchen garden. Watch just how much effort it took for Governor Tryon’s cook to prepare seemingly simple dishes using period methods.
Also located in the Kitchen Office are a tape loom and spinning wheel. On occasion, you can find a costumed interpreter using these authentic 18th-century tools to craft textiles.
The Kitchen Office is a self-guided building and open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. For seasonal gardens hours, click here.