In the Gardens at Tryon Palace - January 2017

Happy New Year! A new year brings excitement, planning and maybe snow? We’re watching the forecast with bated breath! Luckily most of our plants are very hardy and the tender perennials have already gone to their winter slumber. The more fragile things have already been tucked away into the...
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Behind the Scenes Tours of the Tryon Palace Costume Shop Continue in 2017

See how the staff and volunteers at Tryon Palace create the handmade costumes worn by its historical interpreters every day and at special events throughout the year during Behind-the-Scenes tours of the Costume Shop in the historic Jones House this January. Tours in the Costume Shop will be led by...
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December Gardens of Tryon Palace

People often assume fall and winter in the Tryon Palace gardens are slower compared to spring and summer. The reverse is actually true — in the last three months, we’ve removed summer annuals, installed and removed fall mums, had two Fall Plant Sales (thanks to Hurricane Matthew), given several...
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Tour Behind the Scenes in the Tryon Palace Costume Shop this December

NEW BERN, NC - December 6, 2016 See how the staff and volunteers at Tryon Palace create the beautiful, handmade costumes worn by its historical interpreters at events like Candlelight during this Behind-the-Scenes tour of the Costume Shop in the historic Jones House Tuesday, Dec. 6. Tours in the...
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Candlelight: Colonial Christmas Celebration comes to Tryon Palace

NEW BERN, NC - December 10, 2016 Tryon Palace's annual holiday event, Candlelight: Colonial Christmas Celebration, returns for two Saturdays this year, Dec. 10 and Dec. 17, from 4:30-9:30 p.m. each night. Sponsored by First Citizens Bank and the New Bern Sun Journal, this famed North Carolina...
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Holiday Kickoff Weekend Begins Holiday Season at Tryon Palace

NEW BERN, NC - November 25, 2016 The weekend after Thanksgiving marks the start of holiday tours through the Governor's Palace and historic homes, as well as many other activities for the whole family at Tryon Palace Holiday Kickoff Weekend Nov. 25-27. To make sure Santa knows who is on his nice...
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September Gardens at Tryon Palace

A change in the seasons is upon us — from the (slightly) cooler weather to the pumpkin-themed everything — it’s obvious we are headed for fall. People have sometimes commented that we in gardens must be excited for a slower season but in reality, fall is at least as busy as any other time of the...
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Explore the Life of Richard Dobbs Spaight in Newest Tryon Palace Exhibit

The life and work of North Carolina's first native-born governor and a signer of the U.S. Constitution, Richard Dobbs Spaight, will be on display in the form of a variety of letters, images and objects in Tryon Palace's newest free exhibit, "Richard Dobbs Spaight: Legacy of a North Carolina...
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New Bern's African American History on Tour with Tryon Palace

Tryon Palace's monthly African American Heritage Tour will lead visitors on a walking tour to more than 20 historic locations around the heart of downtown New Bern at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21. The Tryon Palace African American Heritage Tour will be offered on the third Sunday of each month through...
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Meet the Martins at Tryon Palace Monthly Lunch and Learn Series

Tryon Palace's monthly Lunch and Learn lecture series returns to the North Carolina History Center Friday, Aug. 19, at noon and will cover the lives of the Royal Governor Josiah Martin and his family. Martin was the fifth and final royal governor, and called the Palace home for several years before...
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August Blooms in Tryon Palace Gardens

Flowering Vines Coral honeysuckle (Lonicera sumpervirens), native, red and yellow Crossvine (Bignonia capreolata) Trumpet vine (Campsis grandiflora), orange Annuals Angelonia “Serena Mix WaterFall,” “Serenita Mix” Annual phlox (Phlox drummondii), mix Basil floral spires, lavender Balsam (Impatiens...
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Tickets to Candlelight: A Colonial Christmas Celebration on Sale Aug. 1

Discounted tickets to Tryon Palace's 2016 Candlelight: Colonial Christmas Celebration will be available online at www.tryonpalace.org/candlelight beginning Monday, Aug. 1. Tickets will increase to the full price on Dec. 1. This annual tradition returns to Tryon Palace on the Saturdays of Dec. 10...
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Tryon Palace African American Lecture Series Presents 'How We Got Over'

The Tryon Palace African American Lecture Series continues in July with "How We Got Over: Singing Praises of Struggles from Cradle to Grave," Thursday, July 21, at 7 p.m. in Cullman Performance Hall at the North Carolina History Center. Discover the spirituals, hymns, work songs and African...
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