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Tryon Palace

529 South Front Street, New Bern, NC 28562
+1 800-767-1560
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Ranked #1 of 8 attractions in New Bern
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Shopping
Owner description: Colonial Governors ruled, legislators debated, patriots gathered and George Washington danced. At Tryon Palace, where British rule once flourished,... more » Owner description: Colonial Governors ruled, legislators debated, patriots gathered and George Washington danced. At Tryon Palace, where British rule once flourished, American independence took root and the state of North Carolina was born. Here you can still experience the adventure of North Carolina’s earliest beginnings and a living history like no other. Guided tours, live re-enactments and conversations with costumed interpreters from centuries past bring history to life in vivid detail at the Governor’s Palace, Gardens and Historic Homes. And, at the new high-tech North Carolina History Center, interactive games and hands-on exhibits delight visitors young and old. Whether you’re exploring one of our riverside gardens or sharpening your skills as a quilter, printer, ship’s captain or blacksmith, there are endless opportunities for making cherished family memories at Tryon Palace. « less
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Durham, North Carolina
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169 reviews 169 reviews
70 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Driving to the palace in New Bern we passed an old church that was for sale. It would have made the most adorable house (just had to share that with a picture). As someone who loves to take pictures of everything, I was very disappointed when we were told I could not take pictures inside the palace. We decided to... More

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The workmanship in the Palace is beautiful. The original furniture that was located and brought back to the palace is a work of art.

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Roxboro NC
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89 reviews 89 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Started out at the history museum to the Palace and that was a wonderful experience. Wished I had had my grandchild with me so I could do more of the interaction things without feeling foolish. Matt was an outstanding guide/docent at the Palace. Inside the house is about an hour then you walk the grounds and tour the out buildings... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We were fortunate to be the only two people on our "tour" of the mansion. Our guide is so well versed about the history of Tryon Palace. We did not have a lot of time, and were glad we had a guide who filled us with a lot of interesting information. I would like to return when I have time... More

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prior lake mn
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We spent an afternoon at Tryon and had a good time. If you like history this is a good bet. Non-history types and kids might not be as enthralled. We dropped in on one of the coldest march days which was bad planning on our part. We would have spent more time in the gardens and grounds but it was... More

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Durham, NC
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

Wow, has it been that long since grade school that I first discovered this unique place in history? As an adult we rediscovered this charming palace again and nothing has changed. That is a good thing! With the world spinning out of control, it is so nice to stop and realize and experience a time without cell phones and Facebook.... More

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New Bern, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

My daughter and I enjoyed our day at Tryon Palace. The guided tour of the house was interesting and the tour guide was helpful and willing to answer lots of questions. Since it was a designated school tour day, there were lots of demonstrations, and our tickets included the kitchen and two other houses on the grounds. The garden is... More

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New Bern, NC USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

A visit to Tryon Palace is a must for anyone coming to New Bern. Do the entire package which includes the new History Center. The palace grounds are especially pretty in the spring AND the candlelight events during the Christmas holidays are fantastic.

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New Bern, North Carolina, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Wonderful historic site, well maintained, beautifully presented. The adjacent NC History Center is a must stop with it's interactive exhibits.

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Ottawa, ON
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12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

The whole Tryon Palace complex is a fairly expensive complex, but well worth it. Includes guided tour of the Palace and two early 19th century houses. The history museum was worth a look-in, as was the Queen Anne`s Revenge exhibition

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