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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World War I Weekend

Discover the stories and images of World War I through artifacts, photos, reenactors, and exhibits during World War I Weekend at the North Carolina History Center. North Carolina in the Great War, an exhibit in the Duffy Exhibition Gallery, will also be open and full of artifacts documenting North...
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North Carolina in the Great War

North Carolinians contributed to the World War I in a variety of ways, from women serving as nurses in military hospitals in France, to the production of artillery shells in Raleigh and ships in Wilmington, and ultimately the 480,491 men from North Carolina who registered for service. This exhibit...
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Images of America: Tryon Palace

Spanning from its days as North Carolina's colonial capitol to its reconstruction in the 20th century, Tryon Palace's history comes to life in the new book Images of America: Tryon Palace. Telling the Palace's story in pictures, Images of America boasts over 200 vintage images, many of which have...
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