Tryon Palace Resumes Behind-the-Scenes Tours of Costume Shop

Tours return for 2016 beginning Tuesday, Jan. 5 Tryon Palace will open its costume shop for behind-the-scenes tours in 2016 , beginning Tuesday, Jan. 5, at 2 p.m. Tours will be led by historic clothing interpreter Leslie Lambrecht and held inside the historic Jones House, which serves as the home...
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Tryon Palace to Commemorate Anniversary of 13th Amendment

Ceremony begins Jan. 1 at Craven County Courthouse, ends at N.C. History Center Tryon Palace will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution with a free ceremony Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, at noon outside the Craven County Courthouse...
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Special Event Passes to be Offered During Candlelight

Visitors in front of the Tryon Palace gate for the first night of Candlelight.
Visitors in front of the Tryon Palace gate for the first night of Candlelight.
Fireworks over the Governor's Palace.
Fireworks over the Governor's Palace.
Performers under the tent at Candlelight.
Performers under the tent at Candlelight.
The Jonkonnu troupe performs in the street in front of the Palace.
The Jonkonnu troupe performs in the street in front of the Palace.
Musicians playing in the Governor's Palace west colonnade.
Musicians playing in the Governor's Palace west colonnade.
Tryon Palace grounds illuminated by candlelight.
Tryon Palace grounds illuminated by candlelight.
Visitors playing cards with Historical Interpretations Inc.
Visitors playing cards with Historical Interpretations Inc.
The second night of the 35th annual Tryon Palace Candlelight Christmas Celebration Saturday, Dec. 19, has sold out. Tickets for the inside of the Palace and historic homes are no longer available, but those who still want to experience Candlelight this year may purchase Special Event...
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Dive Deeper into the Past, Present of Palace’s Candlelight Christmas

December 18 Lunch and Learn focuses on history and preparation for Candlelight Tryon Palace’s monthly lunch and learn series continues Friday, Dec. 18, with “Candlelight: Past and Present.” This program begins at noon and offers visitors an opportunity to learn about the decorating, costuming and...
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Tryon Palace Candlelight Christmas Tradition Returns for 35th Season

Dancers, performers, holiday decorations, fireworks at Tryon Palace Dec. 12 and 19 One of North Carolina's most beloved and historic holiday traditions will return to Tryon Palace during the 35th annual Candlelight Christmas Celebration. Held 4:30-9:30 p.m. on the Saturdays of Dec. 12 and 19, this...
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Tryon Palace Hosts Free Holiday Ornament Workshop for Kids

Children ages 5-12 invited to make their own ornament Saturday, Dec. 12 With time left to deck the halls, children ages 5-12 are invited to the North Carolina History Center for a free holiday ornament workshop Saturday, Dec. 12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants will create a teddy bear ornament...
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December in the Gardens

It's the holiday season around Tryon Palace and while the holiday decorations in and around the Governor's Palace and historic homes may take center stage, there is still plenty of natural beauty to take in throughout the Tryon Palace Gardens. Here is a list of what visitors can find this December...
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Fall and Winter in the Kitchen Garden

Ah fall, the time where leaves change colors, the weather cools and we take out all of the tasty productive crops in favor of the winter ones. We go from bright colored peppers, eggplants, tomatoes and squashes to green cabbages. Since our garden is first and foremost a display garden, we have...
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