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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 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
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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262 reviews 262 reviews
155 attraction reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I love antiques, and Tryon Palace is loaded with 18th century antiques. The palace itself burned and was rebuilt as it was but is a reproduction. The furnishings are authentic to the period and simply gorgeous. We had a wonderful docent, Alma, who was interesting, informative, and funny, and the hour tour flew by. I could have spent another hour... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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137 reviews 137 reviews
25 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

On a sunny day it was nice to walk around the grounds and house. Do not expect a major stately home but it is worth a look

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Salem, MA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

The building and grounds are both beautiful. Tour guide for the palace was informative. It is mainly a reconstruction from the 1950s based on original drawings, but has a rich history and is well interpreted.

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Stone Mountain, Georgia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Tryon Palace and the three other linked attractions in New Bern are really worth the price of the ticket. Great docents, beautiful homes with fascinating history and a very charming, walkable town. Very delightful experience.

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Southport, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Out tour guide did an outstanding job...our group was small (only 4 of us) so it was as if we were on a private tour of the palace. Highly recommend going to the associated museum, too, either before or after the tour of Tryon Palace.

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Derby
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

nice tour of rebuilt mansion and grounds, great collection of period furnishings. Gardens , kitchen and stable areas were included. Guides were excellent in answering questions

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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192 reviews 192 reviews
74 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

First of all, the town of New Bern located on the Neuse River was absolutely charming. We contemplated touring the Tryon Palace but eventually decided it was not worth the price of admission at $20 per person. The original palace burned down in 1798 and was rebuilt in 1959. Seeing a reconstruction is just not the same as seeing the... More

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Rockwall, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

So much fun and so interesting. It took most of the day to see everything there. The castle is amazing and we saw three homes that had lots of history. When you visit the North Carolina History Museum be sure to visit the Pepsi room. You get to travel back in time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Excellent tourist attraction and the historic district is wonderful. I would highly recommend anyone visiting to see this palace at least once.

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South Bend, Indiana, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Everyone we came in contact with was pleasant and helpful. The docents were extremely interesting sharing history you just will not read in a book. They all seemed to enjoy sharing their knowledge and understanding of this historical site. You will enjoy the experience and learn something as well. Visit and enjoy

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