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Tryon Palace

Address: 529 South Front Street, New Bern, NC 28562
Phone Number: +1 800-767-1560
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in New Bern
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Shopping
Owner description: Colonial Governors ruled, legislators debated, patriots gathered and George Washington danced. At...
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Shopping
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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Trenton, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This is a reconstruction of the original Tryon Place. With that said they did a beautiful job building with the same materials as the original - hand made nails and wooden pegs for the stairs. It is well worth the visit. When we visited the TV show Sleepy Hollow was filming on the grounds and surrounding streets. Therefore we did... More 

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New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Great palace and learned staff must visit the historic gardens. The best part is once u r in new bern it has a lot to see once u reach d palace

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Wilmington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

So we went to check out this historical site and couldn't believe it's the most expensive in all of NC. ??? When we got there we were surprised the front desk people didn't have something great to about the palace to encourage us to take a tour. They did say there was an orientation room to look at bet the... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

A "private" tour - we were the only guests at the time and had a leisurely visit. Especially liked the kitchen.

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Houston, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Liked the walkways. Nice activities for seniors. Our grandchildren loved it. The weather in January is actually nicer than we thought it would be.

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Siegburg, Germany
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I needn't tell you anything about the "Outer Banks - Route", need I? But once you happen to be in the area, there's a place that certainly merits a detour. I'd like to recomment a visit to a town that had its heighday in the 1770ies: City of "bears" (after Bern in Switzerland), it is called NEW BERN. You'll find... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Visited in December after Christmas... the decorations were stunning and impressive... loved the use of fruit and peacock feathers and you got a feel for traditional, colonial holiday decorating. Palace restoration was amazing... so much to see.. the kitchen was impressive and everyone we spoke to was full of knowledge and lovely. Architecture and grounds were lovely.. will plan a... More 

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Southwest Harbor, Maine
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105 reviews 105 reviews
30 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

It was OK. Not great but certainly worth seeing. Lot's of local history there and well presented by our guide. We didn't dislike anything. It was hot as blue blazes the day we were there and while that wasn't their fault it did make for a rather uncomfortable trip up stairs and through the three buildings that composed the Tryon... More 

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Jacksonville
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Our family enjoyed this a LOT. There was so much to look at and explore just in the Visitor's Center (main building?). We didn't make it to the actual palace because we were so caught up in the NC State Museum and the Pepsi Time Machine.

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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Enjoyable recreation of a colonial Christmas ball. Decorations were fabulous. Great for kids to see. Very well done.

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