North Carolina history begins here

Tryon Palace is known for being North Carolina’s first permanent state capitol, but we’re remembered for capturing imaginations. Walk in the footsteps of colonial governors, stroll through more than 14 acres of beautifully-sculpted gardens, or travel back in time for an interactive experience that blends the 1830s with 21st-century technologies.
At Tryon Palace, we believe history is more than a story … it’s an experience.

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The Color of Courage

Join storytellers and actors Mitch Capel and Sonny Kelly as they bring to life the untold stories of African American soldiers in the Civil War with acting and multimedia presentations that will leave you enlightened and encouraged.
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Behind-the-Scenes Tuesdays

Tryon Palace will open the Costume Shop, gardens, and Conservation Lab for behind-the-scenes tours in 2016. Behind-the-scenes tours 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.
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