Adult Groups

Group tours come to Tryon Palace in all sizes: motor coach tours, family reunions, garden clubs, and more. Group rates are only available to groups of 10 or more and reservations should be made at least two weeks ahead of your planned visit. To check the availability for your preferred date, and find out more about groups tours, please contact Group Services at 252-639-3524 or submit a group tour request form.

One Day Pass

Discover North Carolina as it was more than 250 years ago with a visit to Tryon Palace and our historic buildings.  Our costumed interpreters will bring early Colonial American history to life. Experience the sound of a Fife and Drum or a musket firing.  More of North Carolina’s history can be explored with a visit to the History Center’s state of the art exhibits and galleries. With the all-inclusive One Day Pass, you have access to the Tryon Palace gardens and grounds, a tour of the Palace and the rich history of New Bern and eastern North Carolina at the North Carolina History Center.

Gardens & Galleries Pass

For groups wanting to experience Tryon Palace, its gardens, and grounds, but not a guided tour of the Governor’s Palace, the Gardens & Galleries Pass is ideal. Discover the rich history of coastal North Carolina in the Regional History Museum as you travel back in time through the Pepsi Family Center’s time machine to explore an eastern NC village in 1835.  Across the street, explore our 16 acres of magnificent colonial revival gardens.

The Gardens & Galleries Pass does not include a Governor’s Palace Tour or access to other historic buildings.

Governor’s Pass

Experience a guided tour of the Governor’s Palace and the Kitchen Office and a demonstration of 18th century cooking techniques by a costumed interpreter. Explore the Palace gardens and grounds including living history demonstrations from our military encampment, and if time permits, take a tour through some of our historic homes. The Governor’s Pass does not include admittance to the galleries and exhibits within the North Carolina History Center.

The Day of Your Group Visit

Allow your group plenty of travel time. Late arrivals may not be to participate in all the activities included in the group’s tour itinerary due to time restrictions. Please bring your confirmation with you, as that includes your assigned check-in location. Different tours are assigned different check-in locations. Your check-in location is where you will receive passes and instructions for beginning your tour.


WiFi is available throughout the History Center and Palace grounds.

Snacks can be purchased at the Tryon Palace’s Museum Store in the North Carolina History Center.

Beverage vending machines are located on the historic site grounds

Group Guidelines to remember and share:

North Carolina’s tax laws–N.C. General Statute § 105-164.4(a)(10)- Jan. 1, 2015. Tryon Palace must charge sales tax on admissions, programs, and special events. The tax applied consists of the current state sales tax of 4.75 percent and the current Craven County tax of 2 percent.