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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Civil War Weekend

The sights and sounds of the Civil War will come to life during Tryon Palace Civil War Weekend on the grounds of the historic New Bern Academy.
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Governor's Challenge Cornhole Tournament

Spend the day playing your favorite backyard game in North Carolina's favorite backyard as the Home Builders Association of Craven and Pamlico Counties presents "The Governor's Challenge" cornhole tournament.
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Fall Garden Lovers Weekend

Visit Tryon Palace Grounds for free during Mumfest weekend. Hundreds of mums will be on display in our gardens along with a variety of fall blooming plants. Want to take home some of that fall blooming splendor? Our Fall Heritage Plant Sale will be held Friday and Saturday on the Daves House Lawn...
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