Hurricane Recovery Efforts

Tryon Palace staff work to fix the entrance to the North Carolina History Center.
Tryon Palace staff move a recovered canoe to its original location.
Tryon Palace staff fix broken windows at the Stanly House.
Tryon Palace staff work to clean up water damage in the Pepsi Family Center.
Richard Baker, Tryon Palace Conservation Specialist, inspects the Dixon House chandelier.
Tryon Palace staff and volunteers pick up debris in the gardens.
Tryon Palace staff and volunteers move a water damaged couch out of the Dixon House.
Bill McCrea, Tryon Palace Executive Director, meets with the Department of Insurance to assess damages.
Tryon Palace staff remove boards used to protect the Dixon House windows.

Like most of New Bern and Eastern North Carolina, Tryon Palace is feeling the strain left in the wake of Hurricane Florence. Although we were luckier than many, our grounds, historic homes, and museum saw many adverse effects during and after the storm. The community has rallied to ask how it can help support one of the state’s cultural and historic resources, and we are humbled by your generosity.

We’ve started a Hurricane Florence Recovery fund, through the Tryon Palace Foundation, which will be used to help Tryon Palace recover and remain a beacon of New Bern’s strength. Additionally, 20% of all funds received for hurricane recovery will be donated to the New Bern Relief Fund to help New Bern recover from this devastating storm. Donations will be sent to the New Bern Relief Fund every two weeks beginning October 15. Learn more about the New Bern Relief Fund and how you can help New Bern!

Thank you for your continued support of Tryon Palace!


Several statements regarding Tryon Palace's recovery efforts have been released and can be viewed below:

Tryon Palace Recovers from Florence, Will Reopen Saturday (Released Thursday, September 27)

Tryon Palace to Reopen Later This Week (Released Monday, September 24)

Tryon Palace, North Carolina History Center Weather Hurricane Florence, Closed Until Further Notice (Released Monday, September 17)