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North Carolina History Center - Tryon Palace

529 S Front St, New Bern, NC 28562-5601
+1 800-767-1560
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New Old History

Tyrone Palace is a must for those interested in history. Though the palace that is standing today... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Dawn D
via mobile
Fun place for the family

We purchased the full day pass so that we could visit Tryon Palace along with the gardens... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Angela G
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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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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529 S Front St, New Bern, NC 28562-5601
+1 800-767-1560
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Tyrone Palace is a must for those interested in history. Though the palace that is standing today was built in the past 70 years, it was built from the original plans from the 1700s. There are a few original pieces from Governor Martin's family from...More

Thank Dawn D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We purchased the full day pass so that we could visit Tryon Palace along with the gardens, historical houses and the other attractions. Though palace is only a replica, it is still fun to walk through and get a great history lesson. The homes you...More

Thank Angela G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our kids loved the interactive Pepsi area and the time machine. It was really neat kind of like a magic quest but educational experience. Day well spent!

Thank Elizabeth A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took my nieces and they had a blast! They wanted to get dressed up because that's what you do when you go to a palace! They enjoyed getting to "work" in the kitchen! They also loved The Pepsi History Center and didn't want to...More

Thank Jenn M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Tryon Palace is the center piece of a visit to New Bern, NC. A great way to experience early North Carolina history. Be sure to take the time to see not only the Palace but the gardens and houses available as part of the...More

Thank nceast100
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well, I live in New Bern and this is the "go to" place that we take all of our visitors. They really bring history alive there and you won't regret taking your friends and family there. Lots of hands on for the kiddos and adults....More

Thank Caylinsgranny
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting Tryon Palace was a fun experience and a nice way to escape the heat. The tour includes access to the palace, place gardens, and two houses. The palace and houses were all air conditioned. The tour guides were all knowledgeable and provided a history...More

Thank jazhaus
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed taking the tour and the tour guides provided some interesting facts and backgrounds. The cost was $20 for the complete access tours. Everyone associated with the tours very accommodating. Great part of early American History.

Thank khenry1948
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour I booked was an all day pass and it was worth the money. The tour guides I had were informative and the gardens looked beautiful. They were getting ready for a wedding!

Thank Damaris B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed the tours; would have liked tours in the Kitchen/Office and Gardens. Quite amazing stories and history.

Thank JeannieBeenie
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August 15, 2016|
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Response from LysaAlex | Reviewed this property |
Museum anytime. Replica only on Saturdays
July 10, 2016|
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Response from catniss21 | Reviewed this property |
The history center itself is wheelchair accessible. There may be access in the palace, but I did not see any. The stairs are quite narrow and difficult for people with mobility issues, so you will want to check with the... More
Paige B
September 9, 2015|
Response from tryonpalace | Property representative |
Hello. We have ample free parking available in two locations: 1) at the North Carolina History Center, where you can purchase tickets and ride a shuttle (weather permitting) to the Palace's main gate; 2) on Eden Street... More