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 A year’s free admission for the Foundation Member
check icon Free admission for children and grandchildren under 14 years old accompanied by the Foundation Member
check icon Discount admission tickets for guests accompanied by the Foundation Member
check icon 10% discount in the Museum Store & Garden Shop on regular priced items
check icon Access to preview the spring and fall Heritage Plant Sales
check icon Invitation to Annual Holiday Party
check icon Discounted admission to select special events and tours
check icon Tryon Palace Foundation wall calendar
check icon Subscription to email newsletter and “Palace Magazine" and recognition in Annual Report

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 consist of current North Carolina sales tax of 4.75% and 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.

 Contact our Development Office at (252) 639-3519 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

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