Visitors can tour behind the scenes of the Tryon Palace Costume Shop, Gardens, and now the museum technology that operates the interactive exhibits inside the North Carolina History Center. All tours begin at 2 p.m. The museum technology tour begins at the North Carolina History Center ticket desk, while all other tours begin at the Waystation, located on the corner of George and Pollock streets.
The newest behind the scenes tour will take visitors inside the technology that operates the interactive exhibits inside the North Carolina History Center Tuesday, May 30. Get an in-depth look into making history come alive and learn how Tryon Palace combines modern technology with meeting educational goals inside the Pepsi Family Center and Regional History Museum.
Located inside the historic Jones House, tours in the Tryon Palace Costume Shop will be led by historic clothing interpreter Leslie Lambrecht May 2 and 23. Visitors can learn about historical clothing research techniques, the fabrics used for Palace costumes, how Lambrecht costumes for the different eras at Tryon Palace and much more.
Behind-the-scenes tours of the 16 acres of Tryon Palace gardens will be held May 9 and 16. Tryon Palace gardeners will lead a tour to view what is blooming in the spring gardens, including irises, anemones, wood hyacinth, red bud, red buckeye, columbine, mountain pinks and ragged robins. The gardeners will also discuss methods used to maintain and enhance the varied types of gardens at Tryon Palace. Tour will only be cancelled in the event of thunder and lightning.
Admission is $6 plus tax for adults and $3 plus tax for youth grades 1-12. Space is limited on each tour.