North Carolina History Center

The North Carolina History Center has revolutionized the visitor encounter at North Carolina’s premier historic site, and set a new standard for the museum experience. Rotating exhibitions, shopping, rare artifacts, and a wide variety of interactive historical activities keep the experience fresh and exciting with each new visit. This truly is the best place to begin your Tryon Palace experience.

The Pepsi Family Center will transport you through time and the Regional History Museum takes you from the very formation of the coastline to the people who shaped the history of this region. The Duffy Exhibition Gallery offers special touring and temporary exhibits, while the Cullman Performance Hall hosts musicians, lectures, plays and more. And don’t forget to stop in for a bite to eat at Lawsons on the Creek while enjoying beautiful views of the Trent River or pick up a unique gift from the Museum Store.

As a LEED Certified building, the North Carolina History Center is one of the “greenest” public buildings in the state. From permeable surface parking areas and restored wetlands to energy-efficient operations and maintenance – every aspect of development was initiated with our commitment to the stewardship of our historic landscape in mind.