Tryon Palace Opens Gates to Visitors at Free Day: Daily Life in Historic New Bern

NEW BERN, N.C. – February 4, 2019
Come visit Tryon Palace to enjoy activities and craft demonstrations free-of-charge at Free Day: Daily Life in Historic New Bern, Saturday, February 9, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

New Bern was a lively community in the 18th century, just as it is today. Learn what daily life was like for the people who lived in our city in the 1770s. Have you ever wondered what types of jobs men and women had? Or how boys and girls were educated, or what they did in their free time? Find out as you tour the first floors of the Governor’s Palace, Kitchen Office, Stable Office, and historic Stanley House; explore 16 acres of gardens; play historic games; and make fun crafts to take home. Visit the North Carolina History Center to see the Regional History Center, the Barbour Boats Exhibit, and the “Story of B.B.Q. in N.C.” exhibits. 

The Tryon Palace gardens, grounds, and North Carolina History Center will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Activities, crafts, and historic buildings will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.