N.C. History Center Will Temporarily Close for Private Event, May 3-4

Discounted tickets for Governor’s Palace, Homes, and Gardens Will Be Available

The North Carolina History Center in downtown New Bern will be closed to the general public May 3-4 to host a private event. 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 3-4 to $15 for adults and $6 for youth (grades 1-12).

An additional attraction open those two days will be the Robert Hay House on Eden Street. Visitors can explore this 19th-century Federal-style, wood-frame townhouse, purchased in 1816 by Robert Hay, a Scottish immigrant and wagon maker.

Attractions inside the History Center that will not be available May 3-4 include: North Carolina Regional History Museum, Pepsi Family Center and the Duffy Gallery. The Museum Store and Lawson’s Landing Café will be open and accessible from external entrances on Tuesday, May 3, but both will be closed on Wednesday, May 4.

Beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 3, 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 5.