Tryon Palace Resumes Behind-the-Scenes Tours of Costume Shop

Tours return for 2016 beginning Tuesday, Jan. 5

Tryon Palace will open its costume shop for behind-the-scenes tours in 2016, beginning Tuesday, Jan. 5, at 2 p.m. 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.

Visitors will learn about the history of the Jones House, which served as a prison during the Civil War, and then tour the Tryon Palace Costume Shop, located on the first floor of the house. 

The tour will include an exploration of costume racks on the first floor, where all manner of period dresses and clothes hang, and the costumer will discuss the research techniques used to ensure the costumes are produced using historically accurate techniques and fabrics. Visitors may also catch the costume team at work tailoring, mending and creating costumes to be featured in events at Tryon Palace throughout the year. 

Behind-the-scenes tours of the Costume Shop are set for Tuesdays throughout the year and begin at 2 p.m. at the Waystation, located on the corner of George and Pollock streets. Admission is included with a One Day Pass or purchased separately at a cost of $6 for adults and $3 for students.