History is fun for all ages with special preschooler programs at Tryon Palace. In addition to offering group tours that are specifically designed for preschoolers, Tryon Palace’s staff helps excite young minds throughout the year with special programs like “Tales for Tots,” which includes, crafts,  hands-on activities, and tours. Check our events calendar for more details.

Please contact Group Services at 252-639-3524 or for more information about booking your class for a preschool program.

Time Traveling Tots

Available: Year-round
Duration: Approximately 1 hour
Price: $30 flat materials fee plus $6 per chaperone
Maximum group size: 25 children per time slot

In this exciting program available to preschools, children will learn about the past through stories, objects, and crafts. Choose from the following:

  • Let's Get Growing: Explore Tryon Palace's beautiful gardens
  • Curious Clothes: Try on what the colonists wore
  • Music Makers: Learn about the instruments and music used by early Americans

* Because of a change in North Carolina’s tax laws--N.C. General Statute § 105-164.4(a)(10)--beginning Jan. 1, 2015, Tryon Palace will begin charging sales tax on admissions, programs, and special events. The tax applied consists of the current state sales tax of 4.75 percent and the current Craven County tax of 2 percent.