Tryon Palace will offer four behind-the-scenes tours in March at the costume shop and through the gardens. All tours will begin at 2p.m. from the Waystation, located on the corner of Pollock and George streets.
Tryon Palace’s first and third behind-the-scenes tours of the month will take place in the costume shop March 1 and 22. Tours will be led by historic clothing interpreter Leslie Lambrecht and held inside the historic Jones House, which serves as the home of the Tryon Palace costume shop.
The costumer will discuss research techniques used to ensure the costumes are produced using historically accurate techniques and fabrics. Visitors may also see the costume team at work creating, tailoring and mending costumes to be featured in events at Tryon Palace throughout the year.
Just in time for the tulips to begin appearing, behind-the-scenes tours of Tryon Palace’s gardens will be held Tuesdays, March 15 and March 29. Tryon Palace gardeners will lead a tour to view what is blooming in the winter gardens, which includes camellia, prunus mume, kerria, viburnum, witch-hazel, jonquils, hellebore and pansies, and, later in the month, iris, anemone, wood hyacinth, red buckeye, mountain pinks and columbine.
Admission to all behind-the-scenes tours is included with a One Day Pass when space available, or purchased separately at a cost of $6 for adults and $3 for youth. Space is limited.