Plan Your Visit
To enjoy all we have to offer, please plan on spending at least a half day or more.
Whether you want to learn more about Tryon Palace with a tour, or explore our beautiful gardens surrounding the Governor’s Palace, visit our historic homes, or discover a special exhibit in the North Carolina History Center, Tryon Palace has an experience for you. We offer several ticket options that can accommodate your schedule and specific interests – Garden Passes, Galleries and Garden Passes, and One Day Passes. Additionally, there are special tours as well such as our Behind the Scenes tours – Conservation or Museum Technology, Life on the Lesser Stairs and Outlander. Group and private tour options are available for groups of ten or more. Throughout the year we offer special symposiums and lectures on a broad range of inspiring subjects. Check our Calendar to see what is offered during your planned visit. Many visitors plan their visits around our special events, such as Glorious Fourth in July, Garden Lovers’ Weekends in April and October, Winterfeast in March, and our Holiday Decor Tours and Candlelight Holiday Celebration in December.
Getting Here and Getting Around
Once you’ve set a date for your visit, plan on joining us at the North Carolina History Center (529 S. Front Street) in New Bern, North Carolina. This is the main entrance to Tryon Palace, where you may purchase tickets, pick up maps and information, view an orientation film, and visit gallery exhibits. At the History Center you can also visit the Museum Store and have a relaxing meal overlooking the Trent River at Lawson’s Café.