Families of all ages can enjoy interactive crafts and activities during Fall Family Day at Tryon Palace. Different ticket options are available for tours of the North Carolina History Center, the Royal Governor’s Palace, and historic homes.
Visitors will have the rare opportunity of visiting the Hay House from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Here, you’ll get a first-hand feel for life in 1835 by talking with character interpreters who portray Hay household members and neighbors. If you’ve never been, this hands-on home is a must-see for any history lover. Don’t forget that the New Bern Academy Museum will also be open from 12:30-4:30 p.m. The first publicly chartered school in North Carolina, the Academy Museum is now home to two Civil War exhibits, an architectural exhibit, and an exhibit focused on the Academy’s history as a school.
Craft activities are designed for school-age children and will be held across Tryon Palace. From making whirligigs in the North Carolina History Center, to candle dipping in the Hay House, you’ll leave with a piece of history that you made! No advance registration is needed and all activities are included with the cost of a ticket.
Free for Tryon Palace Foundation Members