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North Carolina History Center - Tryon Palace

Closed Now: 09:00 - 17:00
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In addition to the Palace, make sure to visit the museum

The museum is focused on the Eastern part of North Carolina and, with that focus, does a better job... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Durham, North Carolina
Outlandish end to our August beach vacation

My wife and I love the Outlander book and TV series and knew this would be a great visual of North... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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 1 week ago

The museum is focused on the Eastern part of North Carolina and, with that focus, does a better job than the state museum in Raleigh which must take a view over then entire state. Worth the visit for anyone familiar with our other regions and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I love the Outlander book and TV series and knew this would be a great visual of North Carolina history before the 4th season starts. We were not disappointed and our tour guide, Susan, was spectacular. For a brief time we were...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had never been to Tryon Palace before but were totally enthralled with the house and gardens. In addition we were at the History Center during a Pottery show. We spent quite a few hours there but did not see everything so we will plan...More

Thank Victoria B
Reviewed 12 October 2018

The Tryon Palace is a must see if in the New Bern area. With a AAA discount each adult ticket was $20 which got you a guided tour of the palace, access to the palace grounds, a guided tours of the George W. Dixon and...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 8 October 2018

We visited the Tryon Palace on a hot August day. Our tour guide was great. He seems to really enjoy what he does. The house was nice and the grounds were beautiful. The kitchen was large and had women working in there. This was a...More

Thank Sunny0807
Reviewed 26 September 2018

We walked through out the site and were amazed at the kitchen portion with the ladies working away. The staff were great and answered all questions during our tour. The garden was out of season but you could see what it must look like when...More

Thank sandulahome
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

We planned a day trip to see Tryon Palace and other sites in New Bern. Arriving on Monday morning of the Labor Day weekend we learned that the site is always closed on Mondays. NOTHING on TripAdvisor told me this. We were able to visit...More

Thank Jane B
Reviewed 31 August 2018

We visited the NC History Center and Museum last Wednesday. The staff was very helpful in providing orientation and the museum exhibits were very educational. Our tour guide for Tryon Palace was Joe. He was awesome! He shared so much great information and had a...More

Thank trtalbott
Reviewed 29 August 2018

We arrived in time to miss the last tour of day by 10 minutes. People at Center were friendly and helpful in helping us make another activity to do.

Thank googanheimer
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We had about 2.5 hours, which was not enough time. We enjoyed the time we had there. We viewed the introductory film and took the shuttle to the homes and palace tours. The docets were very knowlegable and willing to answer questions. The shuttle driver,...More

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Dawnabelle R
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Response from Donna S | Reviewed this property |
It is included in admission. You can walk around it on the streets surrounding it but the grounds are reserved for admission. Well worth it and you can spend as much time as you like.
16 August 2016|
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Response from LysaAlex | Reviewed this property |
Museum anytime. Replica only on Saturdays
10 July 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