FOX TV’s ‘Sleepy Hollow’ Returns to Tryon Palace for a Third Time

Film production will affect Palace grounds, surrounding city streets, Jan. 18-21

NEW BERN, NC – Jan. 16, 2015

The FOX TV series “Sleepy Hollow” will be filming on location at Tryon Palace this Tuesday, Jan. 20. This visit marks the third time that “Sleepy Hollow” has used the Tryon Palace grounds as a filming location.

“Ever since the first season wrapped, we’ve been keeping our fingers crossed that ‘Sleepy Hollow’ would want to use Tryon Palace again during Season Two,” said LeRae Umfleet, interim assistant director for Tryon Palace. “They are a tremendous group of people to work with and they bring a level of excitement to the site that’s truly contagious.”

Crews are expected to arrive at Tryon Palace on Sunday, Jan. 18, and remain in the city through Jan. 21. The Stanly and Dixon houses will be closed for filming, but visitors will still be able to purchase discounted tickets that include tours of the Palace and gardens, as well as access to the North Carolina History Center. Although tours of the Governor’s Palace will still be available, access to the Palace courtyard and Stable will be limited during filming. 

Beginning today, Jan. 16, tickets will be available at the North Carolina History Center at a rate of $15 for adults and $6 for youth. That rate will remain in effect until the Stanly House reopens on Thursday, Jan. 22.

Beginning Monday, Jan. 19, the New Bern Police Department will direct traffic through detour routes that surround Tryon Palace. Residents and visitors should expect intermittent traffic control on George, Eden and Pollock streets through Wednesday, Jan. 21.

For more information about ticketing and tours at Tryon Palace during the filming of “Sleepy Hollow,” call 252-639-3500 or visit

Upcoming Events at Tryon Palace include:

Jan. 23: Sparky and Rhonda Rucker: Let Freedom Ring

Jan. 24: Sparky and Rhonda Rucker: Heroes and Hard Times

Jan. 25: George Street Project

Jan. 30: WinterFeast: Oysters, Brews and Comfort Foods

About Tryon Palace

Tryon Palace, located in New Bern, NC, is part of the Office of Archives and History, an agency of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. Tryon Palace is one of North Carolina’s most significant historic sites. It is the home of the Governor’s Palace, North Carolina’s first colonial and first state capitol, and includes historic buildings, gardens and the North Carolina History Center, which revolutionizes the visitor experience through use of the latest interactive  technology. The History Center includes galleries, a performance hall, the museum store and a waterfront café. Tryon Palace’s mission is to engage present and future generations in the history of North Carolina from early settlement in 1710, the development of statehood and into the mid-twentieth century. It is dedicated to collecting, interpreting and preserving objects, buildings, landscapes and events that enrich understanding of the making of our state and nation.

Tickets and visitor information are available at Tryon Palace, 529 S. Front St., New Bern. For directions and further information about special events, programs or group tours, employment and more, visit our web site: or phone (800) 767-1560 or (252) 639-3500.
About the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources 

The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources (NCDCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state’s cultural resources to build the social, cultural and economic future of North Carolina. Led by Secretary Susan Kluttz, NCDCR’s mission is to enrich lives and communities by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history and libraries in North Carolina that will spark creativity, stimulate learning, preserve the state’s history and promote the creative economy. NCDCR was the first state organization in the nation to include all agencies for arts and culture under one umbrella. 
Through arts efforts led by the N.C. Arts Council, the N.C. Symphony and the N.C. Museum of Art, NCDCR offers the opportunity for enriching arts education for young and old alike and spurring the economic stimulus engine for our state’s communities. NCDCR’s Divisions of Archives and Records, Historical Resources, State Historic Sites and State History Museums preserve, document and interpret North Carolina’s rich cultural heritage to offer experiences of learning and reflection. NCDCR’s State Library of North Carolina is the principal library of state government and builds the capacity of all libraries in our state to develop and to offer access to educational resources through traditional and online collections including genealogy and resources for people who are blind and have physical disabilities.

NCDCR annually serves more than 19 million people through its 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, the nation’s first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the N.C. Arts Council and the State Archives. NCDCR champions our state’s creative industry that accounts for more than 300,000 jobs and generates nearly $18.5 billion in revenues. For more information, please call (919) 807-7300 or visit