Fourth of July at Tryon Palace

The Glorious Fourth | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Enjoy the anniversary of the birth of America at Tryon Palace with historical interpreters, games and crafts for all ages, exhibitions, and a live reading of the Declaration of Independence on the Palace steps. This free event also includes a performance by the Fife and Drum Corps and free access to the Palace gardens.

Independence Night | 5-9:30 p.m.

Enjoy an evening of food, fun, live music, and fireworks at Tryon Palace’s North Carolina History Center this Fourth of July. Located on New Bern’s picturesque Trent River, Independence Night celebrates the Fourth of July with good music, tasty foods, childrens activities, and more. The event reaches its grand finale with the best waterfront view in town of the fireworks launched by the City of New Bern.

Visitors are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs, but no pets or coolers are permitted. This is an alcohol-free event.

This event is sponsored by the Bate Foundation and the Tryon Palace Foundation.