Historic Homes

Surrounding the Palace are several historic homes and buildings that help tell the story of life in historic New Bern, including the Dixon House, Stanly House, and the Hay House. 

In addition to the historic homes found near Tryon Palace is North Carolina’s first publicly-chartered school (c. 1766), The New Bern Academy Museum. Home to four different permanent exhibits, the New Bern Academy Museum interprets life in New Bern during the Civil War and Union occupation, 1862-1865.

Currently, our historic homes are closed due to staff shortages, but their beautiful gardens are open to explore.

Visit the Houses (Tours vary by day. Stanly and Hay House are currently closed to the public)