N.C. History Center Temporarily Closes to Host PepsiCo Meeting

Tickets for Governor’s Palace, Homes, and Gardens Available at Waystation

NEW BERN, NC – May 6-7, 2014

The North Carolina History Center in downtown New Bern will be closed to the general public May 6-7 to host the PepsiCo annual shareholders meeting. While this temporary closure does limit access to some of Tryon Palace’s facilities, visitors will still be able to purchase discounted tickets for tours of the Governor’s Palace, historic homes and gardens. 

The One Day Pass will be discounted May 6-7 to $15 for adults and $6 for youth (grades 1-12).

Attractions inside the History Center that will not be available May 6-7 include: North Carolina Regional History Museum, Pepsi Family Center and the Duffy Gallery. The Museum Store and Lawson’s Landing Riverwalk Café will be open and accessible from external entrances on Tuesday, May 6, but both will be closed on Wednesday, May 7.

Beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 6, tickets to Tryon Palace will only be available at the Waystation, located across from the Palace gate on the corner of Pollock and George Street. Ticketing will resume at the History Center at 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 8.

For more information about scheduling, ticketing and events, call 252-639-3500 or visit www.tryonpalace.org.

Tryon Palace Media Contact

Craig Ramey
Marketing and Communications, Manager
Phone: (252) 639-3511
E-mail: cramey@tryonpalace.org
Web: www.tryonpalace.org

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: www.tryonpalace.org or phone (800) 767-1560 or (252) 639-3500.

About the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources

The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources 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.

The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources champions North Carolina’s creative industry, which employs nearly 300,000 North Carolinians and contributes more than $41 billion to the state’s economy.  To learn more, visit www.ncculture.com.