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North Carolina History Center - Tryon Palace

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529 S Front St, New Bern, NC 28562-5601
+1 800-767-1560
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A step back in time

You will be surprised by the history in this tiny town. Very interactive. The kitchen was most... read more

Reviewed October 4, 2016
1mpicchick
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Westford, Massachusetts
Pretty amazing!

I had no idea this place existed and I've lived locally for more than 30 years! Very informative... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2016
Pam J
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Havelock, North Carolina, United States
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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...more
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529 S Front St, New Bern, NC 28562-5601
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Reviewed October 4, 2016

You will be surprised by the history in this tiny town. Very interactive. The kitchen was most interesting. If I lived then I'd want to be the slave or maid who lived in the cellar...only cool place to be!

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Reviewed October 2, 2016

I had no idea this place existed and I've lived locally for more than 30 years! Very informative and interactive, and they have student rates and rates for retired personnel. Definitely worth an afternoon visit!

Thank Pam J
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Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

We know very little about the history of NC. But we had a grand introduction today at Tryon Palace. We first took the House tour and visited two historical homes. Then we joined an excellent guide for the tour of the palace and a great...More

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Reviewed October 2, 2016

Bought a full day pass and this gives you a very good overview of some NC history. Plan to spend at least 1/2 day touring the various buildings and gardens. Well worth it.

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Reviewed September 30, 2016

This is a great place to start one's visit to New Bern. Lots of information and transportation to the Palace

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Reviewed September 25, 2016

Very nice and low key. You don't feel rushed and the volunteers are knowledgeable. Don't miss the kitchen and the gardens! Worth the price of admission.

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Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

We came for a group tour w/ many first time visitors. Appeared to be geared more for school aged children & found there was too much down time & not very organized. Had to request the garden club, last minute, to show us the gardens...More

Thank theginster12
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Reviewed September 21, 2016

This is a great location to bring groups or anyone interested in history. The one thing I would note is there is lots of walking and few places to sit. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining.

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Reviewed September 13, 2016

Tryon Palace is the attraction to visit in New Bern. The stately home and grounds, plus the informative tour, gives you insight into the early colonial days of North Carolina and the USA. I especially like the garden areas as they sweep towards the river....More

Thank B H
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Reviewed September 5, 2016

Tour guide and reconstructed Palace were great. The manicured gardens were fun to walk through on either side of the palace. The 20 dollar one day pass gave us access to the other historic sites in town, like the stanly and dixon house. Best bang...More

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Dawnabelle R
March 16, 2018|
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Response from rrsmithjr | Reviewed this property |
Certain days in the year the grounds are open for free. Like during MumFest
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August 15, 2016|
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Response from LysaAlex | Reviewed this property |
Museum anytime. Replica only on Saturdays
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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
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