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Tryon Palace Historic Sites & Gardens
610 Pollock Street
New Bern, North Carolina
Phone: 919 514 4900 -- 800-767- 1560
Statement of Purpose:
Tryon Palace, Kitchen Office, Stable Office and Gardens
The reconstructed 18th-century home of North Carolina's royal govemors, Tryon Palace served as the seat of colonial government from 1770 to the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, when it became the state's first capitol. The kitchen and stable offices
offer a glimpse into the life and work of household servants and are the site of numerous craft demonstrations. Beautiful gardens landscaped in 18th century styles surround the Palace.
John Wright Stanly House
Built in the early 1780s by wealthy shipowner and Revolutionary War patriot John Wright Stanly, this house brings to life the story of several generations of the Stanly family and their role in North Carolina's history.
Built ca 1830 by New Bern mayor George W. Dixon, this house offers an opportunity to explore an era in which New Bern was known as "the Athens of North Carolina."
New Bern Academy Museum
Built in 1809, this restored school building is a short walk away in the heart of New Bern's historic district. Exhibits illustrate the 300-year history of New Bern and eastern North Carolina. Self-guided touring.
Crafts and Garden Shop & Museum Gift Shop
The Tryon Palace Shops offer books, postcardsf crAt items, and special gifts for purchase.
Highlights & Collections:
- May 24-26, 1997 Memorial Day Weekend
- Tryon Palace gardens open FREE. Regimental encampment on grounds. Interior tours of Tyon Palace historic sites at regular fee.
- May 25-August 4, 1447 Tryon Palace Drama Tours
- During the summer months, historical characters in Tryon Palace bring to life the events of 1771 for the Governor's guests. An exciting and thought-provoking experience. Ticket required.
- June 14-15, 1997 King's Birthday Festival of Colonial Iife
- Celebrate King George III's birthday during this daylong tribute to the life and times of colonial America. Guest artisans demonstrate crafts and interpret 18th-century life. Regimental encampment, entertainment, and activities for all ages. Interior tours of Tryon Palace historic sites at regular fee.
- July 4-6 1997 Independence Day Celebration
- Gardens open FREE. View the summer plantings in the gardens throughout the historic sites. Interior tours of Tryon Palace historic sites at regular fee.
Exhibits & Special Events:
- December 6-22, 1997
- Tryon Palace Holiday Celebration
- Three centuries of American Yuletide traditions unfold during continuous tours of the first floors of Tryon Palace and other historic buildings, all decorated for the season. Brochure available. Ticket required
- December 12, 13, and 18, 19, 20, 1997
- Holiday Candlelight Tours
- Hundreds of candles illuminate tours of decorated first floors of Tryon Palace and other historic buildings during evening Holiday Candlelight Tours. Carolers, dancers, and historical characters throughout the tours. Ticket required.
- December 9-11 and 16-18, 1997
- Holiday Insider Tour
- This special tour will examine the 18th-century decorations in Tryon Palace and period decorations and foods in a selection of other historic sites from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. The tours will be led by Tryon Palace staff members who research and organize the annual event
- Deck the Doors Tour
- December 8 and 12, and 15,19 and 22, 1997
- The Deck the Doors Tour focuses on exterior holiday decorations and evergreen plants seen on the grounds of the historic sites. These special tours wil be led by Tryon Palace's horticulture staff.
Tryon Palace Historic Sites & Gardens is open
It is closed Thanksgiving Day, December 24-26, and New Year's Day.
- Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and
- Sunday afternoons from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Admission & Directions:
- $12 for adults;
- $6 for children grades 1-12.
- Annual Passes available. Group discounts are available for prearranged groups of 20 or more.
- For ticket rates and information on tours and events call: 919-514-4900 or 800-767- 1560.
- Note: Dates of future events and their formats, as well as the blooming dates of tulips and mums, can change as a result of unforeseen circumstances. For verification before you travel, phone Tryon Palace Historic Sites & Gardens, 919-514-4900 or 800-767-1560
Tryon Palace Historic Sites & Gardens is located in New Bern, North Carolina, at the intersection of U.S. 17 (north-south) and U. S. 70 (east-west). New Bern is approximately 1 o/2 hours driving time east of Interstate 95 via U.S. 70. Tryon Palace
Historic Sites & Gardens is at the intersection of George and Pollock streets, one block offU.S. 17 (Broad Street). There is free public parking, with parking slots designated for motorcoaches, campers, and persons with disabilities.
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