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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Piggin' & Grinnin'

Bluegrass and folk bands from around North Carolina and across the country will come together for a celebration of food and music this September during the inaugural Piggin’ and Grinnin’ festival at Tryon Palace, North Carolina’s first capitol.
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Tryon Palace Closed for Regular Tours Sept. 2

Tryon Palace will not be open for regular tours to accommodate the inaugural Piggin’ and Grinnin” Celebrating BBQ and Bluegrass event. The New Bern Academy Museum, located on the corner of New and Hancock streets, will be open to the public at no cost.
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Lanterns on the Lawn

Bring the family and your camping gear for a night under the stars at our 2017 Fall Lanterns on the Lawn: A Family Campout on the Tryon Palace South Lawn to benefit the Tryon Palace Foundation.
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