Named in honor of Bess Guion, Tryon Palace’s newest gallery was dedicated on April 5, 2019, as part of the 60th Anniversary Celebration of Tryon Palace’s reopening. The Guion Gallery honors the original collection of decorative arts, and boasts pieces purchased by and donated to Tryon Palace.
Tryon Palace reinterpreted the Governor’s Palace and grounds in an attempt to make it more historically accurate to how Governor Tryon may have lived here in 1770. This reinterpretation made many of the decorative arts pieces unusable in the historical setting. In an attempt to display the beautiful and impressive collection spearheaded by Mrs. Maude Moore Latham, theTreasures from the Attic exhibit will remain a permanent exhibit in the Guion Gallery in the North Carolina History Center. Entrance to the Guion Gallery andTreasures from the Attic exhibit is free to the public.
The Guion Gallery is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The Guion Gallery is closed on Monday.