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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Eve of Revolution: A Candlelight Christmas Celebration

Merriment, drama, and romance will fill the air this holiday season when Tryon Palace reaches the “Eve of Revolution.” Experience 300 years of Christmases past as families and soldiers come together on the eve of war. Held Dec. 13 and 20, Candlelight invites you to dance the night away with...
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Celtic Christmas Concert with The Jennifer Licko Band

Lift your spirits with this holiday season with the lively connection between Celtic traditions and holiday music. Jennifer Licko—who sold out both performances during her last visit to Tryon Palace—will be singing familiar Christmas songs in English, Scots Gaelic and Irish Gaelic, including her...
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WinterFeast: Oysters, Brews and Comfort Foods

WinterFeast is coming … you bring the appetite and we’ll bring the feast. Come out of your shell as WinterFeast returns to the North Carolina History Center with tasty brews and plenty of food. Enjoy a delicious offering of North Carolina oysters, shrimp and grits, soups, Eastern North Carolina...
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