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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Candlelight Christmas Celebration (Night Two)

Experience the beauty, joy, and magic of the holidays as Governor and Mrs. Tryon invite you to their new home for “Seasons of Giving: A Candlelight Christmas Celebration.” Inspired by traditions of giving that date back to the colonial period, Seasons of Giving brings Candlelight to Tryon Palace...
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WinterFeast: Oysters, Brews, and Comfort Foods

Shuck your winter shell as Tryon Palace’s WinterFeast oyster roast returns to the North Carolina History Center on Friday, January 26, 2018. Dive into a table full of fresh, local, steamed oysters, sample classic winter favorites like chowders, shrimp and grits, and jambalaya prepared by your...
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