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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35th Annual Candlelight Celebration

This famed North Carolina tradition returns to Tryon Palace Saturdays, Dec. 12 & 19, with beautiful, new decorations and heartwarming holiday vignettes illuminated by the magical glow of candlelight.
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Celebrate the Season

From holiday-themed tours and candlelight celebrations, to music, movies, and a visit from Santa Claus, there's no better way to c elebrate the holiday season than a visit to North Carolina's colonial capitol, located in historic New Bern. Which event will you choose?
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WinterFeast: Oysters, Brews, and Comfort Foods

Dive into a table full of hot, steamy, succulent oysters, sample classic winter favorites like chowder, shrimp and grits, BBQ, and jambalaya prepared by your favorite local chefs, and wash it all down with delicious brews while enjoying a night out with friends and neighbors at WinterFeast 2016.
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