We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Tryon Palace

529 South Front Street, New Bern, NC 28562
+1 800-767-1560
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 8 attractions in New Bern
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Write a Review

266 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    160
    85
    15
    3
    3
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Midland, Texas
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
32 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Went on a Monday morning, which I would highly recommend as we almost had the place to ourselves! Lovely gardens, very informative. Included in the price is also a tour of an additional two fully restored homes. Staff were knowledgeable, friendly and welcomed questions. Spent roughly 4 hours and really enjoyed it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Raleigh
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
31 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

If you have been to Williamsburg Va, then you know what to expect at this reconstructed palace. Great history, unique period furnishings, and informative guides. Your day ticket to the Palace includes a few home tours and those are not to be missed. Also includes the new NC history museum a couple blocks away which is surprisingly well done. Overall,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Tryon Palace was a great day trip...but definitely leave a good chunk of the day for it - don't go last minute or you'll miss at least half of the site! The tour guides (volunteers and part-time employees) are great and highly knowledgeable. I would suggest it for anyone wanting to spend a day in NC History!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Amelia Court House, Virginia
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I have wanted to do the complete Tryon Palace tour before, so we took the opportunity this visit. What a great job they have done in re-building this treasure trove. The tour leader were really good and brought you into that time period. A must see

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lincolnton, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I am not much on history tours, but my husband is. This was a nice quiet tour with knowledgeable guides. We do recommend the bus tour, first. Get your lay of the land and choose what you want to see based on that. For those that don't know, yes, the Palace had to be rebuilt. That is part of its... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Omaha, Nebraska
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We gave this attraction low marks with the caveat that we did not go through the buildings, other than the stable. We were put off because of the per person price ($20) . For a family of 5, it was not worth it We did purchase garden passes for $6 each. There were no records regarding the layout of the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Staten Island, New York
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Very interesting if you are a history buff but not so much if you are not. I would say it would be boring for the young ones because it's all look and don't touch. The staff were very friendly and knowledgable. The only thing I didn't like was they don't allow pictures in any of the buildings.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Penfield, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

OMG - Please don't miss this. I went to New Bern with some family, on a whim. I saw many things pointing to tryon Palace (both signs and literature), but had no idea what it was. Sooo glad I took the time!! The history, the establishment, the guides (OMG-the guides). It all was fabulous. I don’t know about children under... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Virginia
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

If you enjoy Civil War History then this is a must . We enjoyed all, Tyron, the 2 houses we were able to view, the gardens, the North Carolina History Center . A good value for your $. We spent 5 hours viewing everything. We appreciated the shuttle that took us back and forth, the Volunteer Docents were excellent and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
thomasville, NC
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Way too much money to get in here....the gardens are small...i would say save your money and travel to Beaufort!

Was this review helpful? Yes 3

Travelers who viewed Tryon Palace also viewed

New Bern, North Carolina Coast
New Bern, North Carolina Coast
 
New Bern, North Carolina Coast
New Bern, North Carolina Coast
 

Been to Tryon Palace? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Tryon Palace, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing