Become a Member

The Past is the Foundation on which the Present and the Future are Built.  Your membership today, builds a better future for tomorrow.

Members are important to our past, but even more valuable to our future! Just as it was more than half a century ago, your membership with the Tryon Palace Foundation brings North Carolina’s history to life. 

The dream to re-build Tryon Palace began with just a small group of supporters in the late 1930’s. Over the course of nearly three decades this movement gained strength and the support of the people of New Bern and state leaders, world craftsmen and generous and dedicated donors. In 1959, the reconstructed Tryon Palace was opened to the public, a testament to history, community and rebirth.

The dream to preserve yesterday’s history for tomorrow lives today through the Governor’s Palace, the History Center, the New Bern Academy, historic homes, handmade costumes, rare artifacts, interactive exhibits, beautiful gardens, and special events held throughout the year. At Tryon Palace, our nation’s history comes to life daily, an experience that would not be possible without our members.

Basic Member Benefits

check icon Member Ticket Pre-Sale ​to select events and programs
check icon 10% Museum store discount
check icon Free Admission to select lectures, tours, and events
check icon Invitation to exclusive Member Events
check icon Free calendar mailed annually
check icon Discounted Tickets to select programs and events
check icon Free Subscription to Annual Report, Palace Magazine and email updates
check icon Access to preview Plant Sales in both the spring and fall

Join Us Today

Memberships are non-transferable. ID required when using membership card.

Beginning January 1, 2015, in accordance with N.C. General Statute §105-164.4(a)(10), Tryon Palace is required to charge sales tax on the non-deductible portion of all memberships. The tax applied will consists of current sales tax of 4.75% and current 2% Craven County tax. As always, please consult your tax advisor regarding tax deduction issues.

Please note that contributions made up to 60 days prior to membership expiration will be counted as a membership renewal. Gifts made more than 60 days prior to membership expiration will be included as an additional gift for your membership.

 Contact our Development Office at (252) 639-3516 for more information about tax-deduction opportunities.

Other Ways to Support

Were you impacted by your visit and want to make a one time contribution to one of our ongoing projects or programs?

Ways to Support

Kit Club Membership

Are you a kid under 12 who loves Tryon Palace? Become a Kit Club Member for free and receive exclusive benefits and prizes.

Become a Kit Club Member

Have a Lasting Impact On Our Mission and Gain Access to Exclusive Perks

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