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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Spooky Stories from North Carolina

In honor of Halloween and all things spooky, the Tryon Palace Performance Arts Series presents “Spooky Stories from North Carolina,” a one-hour performance by North Carolina native Terry Rollins. Terry is a professional storyteller who specializes in North Carolina folktales, ghost stories, pirate...
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All Hallows' Eve

Bring the kids dressed in their favorite costume and get into the Halloween spirit with crafts, games, and of course, candy! While wandering the haunted grounds, you’ll encounter friendly witches, ghouls, and ghosts.
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Palace Pours: Pumpkins and Pies

While attendees imbibe a selection of pumpkin beers, mulled wine, and hard ciders the November Palace Pours will feature a historic cooking demonstration. A costumed interpreter will lead a discussion about historical cooking and the holiday season, while also discussing historical beverages,...
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