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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Tryon Palace Historic Dinner

Savor the flavors of spring with a unique candlelight dining experience inside Tryon Palace’s Kitchen Office. Renown chef Bill Smith's wine and food pairings feature a creative four-course menu inspired by 18th-century recipes and fresh produce harvested right out of the Palace's own Kitchen Garden.
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Military Appreciation Day

In honor of those who served our country over the years, and those who still do, Tryon Palace will offer free admission to all active duty and military veterans with the presentation of their military ID or proof of service. Discounted admission will be given to their accompanying family members.
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