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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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Penfield, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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

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Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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

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thomasville, NC
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The gardens were amazing it was interesting to see a vegetable garden also with all of the beautiful gardens. It was nice to see a working kitchen and demos of cooking. All of employees were dressed in period wear that was great!

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

This place is breathtaking. The historical items within the palace are incredible. It is very hard not to touch them. The guides were very informative and were very personable with my fiancé and I. This is a great place for history buffs. Plan on spending a whole day here. The gardens are also spectacular.

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Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I took a day trip from Wilmington, NC. The first thing we did was take the Tryon Palace tour. It was very historical and we learned a lot. The ladies who run the tour knew their stuff and were very passionate about it. It is worth doing it once. Not everyday you can go in a place... More

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New Bern, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The Tryon Palace and surrounding buildings take you back in time due to the excellent preservation and location. From walking into the giant state room in the mansion to the original stable where George Washington himself kept his horse, the entire atmosphere was amazing. The guides are extremely knowledgeable and love to answer questions. Mrs. Alma takes her tour to... More

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Beaufort, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Well maintained gardens and buildings with decent docents. Especially appreciate the outdoor areas and walkbility

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Charlottesville, VA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Tryon Palace was the "Governor's Place of North Carolina! As a Virginian, I've toured Williamsburg's Palace multiple times. It was fun to see another one so, similar, yet different. The gardens were huge, diverse and very romantic. We took some great photos of the river from the front of the Palace. I was also able to do some reasonable Christmas... More

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NC
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

If you love history, gardening, elegant furnishings you must visit! I have been here in the summer, fall and spring and look forward to visiting at Christmas in the near future. It has so much to offer depending on the season.

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