Explore Behind the Scenes of the Tryon Palace Gardens and Costume Shop in September

Tryon Palace will offer behind-the-scenes tours at the costume shop and gardens throughout the month of September. All tours begin at 2 p.m. at the Waystation, located on the corner of Pollock and George streets in downtown New Bern.

Behind-the-scenes tours of the 16 acres of Tryon Palace gardens return Sept. 13. Tryon Palace gardeners will lead a tour to view what is blooming in the fall gardens, including swamp sunflowers, turk’s cap and lion’s ear, and a multitude of asters and sages throughout the grounds.

Located inside the historic Jones House, tours in the Tryon Palace Costume Shop will be led by historic clothing interpreter Leslie Lambrecht Sept. 6 and Sept. 27. Visitors can learn about historical clothing research techniques, the fabrics used, how Lambrecht costumes for the different eras at Tryon Palace and much more.

Admission to all behind-the-scenes tours is included with a One Day Pass or purchased separately at a cost of $6 for adults and $3 for students. Space is limited on each tour.