Lanterns on the Lawn: A Family Campout at Tryon Palace

Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 2:00pm to Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 10:00am

Due to the unfortunate weather that will be occurring this weekend, Lanterns on the Lawn has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled this spring. Those that have already registered for the event have the following options:

1. Registered participants may transfer their reservation to the Fall Lanterns on the Lawn (September 15-16, 2018). 
2. Registered participants may request a refund of their reservation (Does not include Etix processing fee). 
3. Registered participants may turn their Lanterns on the Lawn registration fee into a donation to the Tryon Palace Foundation.

**T-shirt purchases may be refunded or shirts can be mailed to you at no additional cost!

Please contact our Group Services at (252) 639-3524 by May 21 to transfer your reservation, request a refund, or make a donation.


Bring the family and your camping gear for a night under the stars at Lanterns on the Lawn: A Family Campout on the Tryon Palace South Lawn to benefit the Tryon Palace Foundation.

Campers can reserve 15-foot square plots on the South Lawn for a campsite and set up for the evening. Setup begins 2:00–6:30 p.m. Saturday. The Tryon Palace Gardens and Garden Shop will remain open until dusk to allow campers to walk through the gardens, and purchase items from store.

Saturday evening activities will continue with crafts, lawn games, a dinner buffet of hamburgers and hot dogs, making s’mores, a campfire sing-along, and a 15-minute moonlit walk through the Wilderness Garden.

Wake up on Sunday to a breakfast of coffee, juice, doughnuts, and fruit, followed by a sunrise garden walk and family yoga session.

All camping equipment and other personal belongings must be removed by 10 a.m. Sunday.

Registration requires completion of the registration form below. Incomplete forms will not be processed. No one will be admitted unless properly registered. Registrations are due May 18. 

Reservations are nonrefundable. 

Reserve your campsite here!

Don't forget to purchase your very own Lanterns t-shirt. Please call 252-639-3524 or come to the North Carolina History Center to get yours today!


Tryon Palace South Lawn

Event Price

For groups of up to four guests, $50 (Tryon Palace Foundation Members)/$60 (Nonmembers). For groups exceeding five guests, $90 (Tryon Palace Foundation Members)/$100 (Nonmembers). Camp sites not to exceed eight guests. Children 5 and under are free and also not part of the camp site head counts.
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