Lanterns on the Lawn: A Family Campout at Tryon Palace

Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 2:00pm to Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 10:00am

Due to the impacts of Hurricane Florence, and the anticipated recovery time needed to bring Tryon Palace back to a safe, visitor-friendly site, we have made the decision to cancel the upcoming Lanterns on the Lawn event. Although the event was previously rescheduled to October 20-21, 2018, the extent of the cleanup to the site makes it impossible to know when we’ll be able to host an event the size of Lanterns on the Lawn. We are so sorry to make this determination, and join you in the disappointment of this announcement.

Because this event will be canceled completely, there are two options for registered campers: a full refund (minus Etix processing fees if purchased online), or a donation to the Tryon Palace Foundation. All donations received from this option will be used for Hurricane Recovery efforts at Tryon Palace.

Campers, who are able, are invited to contact the Tryon Palace Foundation at to discuss their registration options. If you request a refund, we ask that you please have patience with our staff in issuing the refund, as it will take time to process this, as we will need to get the appropriate staff – and their equipment – back online to issue the refund. The Tryon Palace Foundation will contact you once we are back in action and able to issue your refund.

All registered campers will be contacted as soon as staff returns to work to discuss these options, so please don’t worry about this event while you recover from the impacts of Hurricane Florence. The Tryon Palace Foundation wishes you a safe and speedy recovery period, and thanks you for your continued patience and support.

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-a-long, 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. 

Reservations are nonrefundable.

Purchase your Lanterns on the Lawn t-shirt HERE! 

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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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