‘Lanterns on the Lawn: A Family Campout’ Returns to Tryon Palace

NEW BERN, NC - Sept. 16, 2017 Lanterns on the Lawn: A Family Campout returns to Tryon Palace, Sept. 16-17. This family-oriented camping event will be held on the Tryon Palace South Lawn as a fundraising event for the Tryon Palace Foundation. At Lanterns on the Lawn, campers will spend the night on...
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Tryon Palace’s September Lunch and Learn to Highlight Colonial Cooking

NEW BERN, NC – Sept. 15, 2017 The history of cooking guides in the colonial period will be the focus of Tryon Palace’s next installment during its monthly Lunch and Learn series. “From Receipt Book to Cookbook” will be held Friday, Sept. 15, at noon in the North Carolina History Center. “In the...
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Tryon Palace Celebrates Educators with Teacher Appreciation Day

NEW BERN, NC – Sept. 9, 2017 In appreciation of all educators, Tryon Palace will offer free admission for teachers on Sept. 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Teachers will receive a complimentary One Day Pass that includes access to the Governor’s Palace, North Carolina History Center, 16 acres of gardens...
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Student Volunteers Blog

Student volunteers at Tryon Palace have an opportunity to explore their passions and skills before pursuing higher education and entering the workforce. We encourage our new student volunteers to learn about the history surrounding Tryon Palace. Our new students begin their journey with "Touch and...
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Tryon Palace to Offer a Second Viewing of “Wilmington on Fire”

NEW BERN, NC - August 24, 2017 Christopher Everett's film "Wilmington on Fire" will be presented for a second time at the North Carolina History Center on Aug. 24 at 7 p.m. "Wilmington on Fire" is an 89-minute feature length documentary on the 1898 Wilmington Massacre in Wilmington. The film shows...
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Tryon Palace to Host Revolutionary War Day

NEW BERN, NC – August 19, 2017 Revolutionary War Day will commence on Saturday, August 19 on the Tryon Palace grounds from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Revolutionary War Day at Tryon Palace will include stories of New Bern’s Revolutionary War patriots, militia muster day culture, soldier games, civilian...
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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Tryon Palace Costume Shop

NEW BERN, NC - August 22, 2017 Tryon Palace will host a behind-the-scenes tour of the Tryon Palace costume shop where all the interpreters' costumes are made. The tour will be held Tuesday. Aug, 22 at 2 p.m. Tours in the Tryon Palace costume shop will be led by historic clothing interpreter, Leslie...
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Learn about “The Raid of New Bern” at August Lunch and Learn

NEW BERN, NC – August 18, 2017 Join Tryon Palace to explore the division of Patriots and Loyalists at this month’s Lunch and Learn on Friday, August 18 at noon at the North Carolina History Center. On August 19, 1781, British soldiers and loyalists arrived in New Bern for a three-day raid on the...
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Tryon Palace to Present a Historical Look at the 1898 Wilmington Massacre

NEW BERN, NC - July 20, 2017 Christopher Everett's film "Wilmington on Fire" will be presented at the North Carolina History center on July 20 at 7pm. "Wilmington on Fire" is an 89 minute feature length documentary on the 1898 Wilmington Massacre in Wilmington, NC. The film shows and documents the...
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A Historian Reflects on the Civil War

NEW BERN, NC, An American treasure, Civil War historian Ed Bearss was ready to speak to interested fans across eastern NC in January but the weather intervened. Now he is making a trip just to New Bern on Thursday, July 13. If you have interest in history, the Civil War, or exciting stories and...
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Tryon Palace Holds African American Heritage Tour of 20 Historic Locations

NEW BERN, NC - July 16, 2017 Tryon Palace's African American Heritage Tour will lead visitors on a walking tour to more than 20 historic locations around the heart of downtown New Bern at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 16. "These tours are very important to visitors because they need to know what has taken...
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Tryon Palace Multicultural Fair to Celebrate Cultural Diversity

NEW BERN, NC - July 22, 2017 Tryon Palace will celebrate cultural diversity and international traditions with a Multicultural Fair. This free event will take place at the North Carolina History Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 22. Eastern North Carolina's various and diverse cultures...
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July Lunch and Learn: A History of Dogs as Pets

NEW BERN, NC - July 21, 2017 Discover the history of man's best friend, historic breeds and more during the July Lunch and Learn at Tryon Palace's North Carolina History Center. This program will begin at noon Friday, July 21. "This lecture will help visitors see a bit more of the history of breeds...
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Learn to March and Perform with the Tryon Palace

NEW BERN, NC - June 19, 2017 This summer youth ages 10-17 can learn to march and perform with the Tryon Palace Fife and Drum Corps through a five-day camp held June 19-23 on the Tryon Palace grounds. Musicians were an important part of the 18th-century military, and participants can become a part...
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Tryon Palace to Celebrate National Pollinator Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEW BERN, NC – June 19, 2017 Tryon Palace will celebrate National Pollinator Week with special tours and lectures held Monday, June 19 through Saturday, June 24. Tryon Palace visitors will learn about are pollinators by touring the gardens and observing an active beehive on...
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Uncover the Mystery of the Tryon Palace Gardens during June Lunch and Learn

NEW BERN, NC - June 16, 2017 During the Tryon Palace Lunch and Learn Friday, June 16, at noon, visitors will discover the mystery of Tryon Palace and its surrounding gardens as related to the differing descriptions from landscape architect Claude Sauthier and architect John Hawks about the original...
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Bee Expert talks Bees, Pollinators at June Tryon Palace Garden Lecture

NEW BERN, NC - June 10, 2017 DJ Moran, local Craven County beekeeper, N.C. Master Beekeeper and N.C. State Beekeeper Association Beekeeper of the Year for 2016, will present a lecture about different bee species, honey bees and pollinator plants during the June 10 Tryon Palace Garden Lecture Series...
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