At Tryon Palace, you can participate in a living history experience like no other – one that uniquely blends cutting-edge technology with the events, stories and people of centuries past.

Participate in guided tours, living history demonstrations, and conversations with costumed interpreters that bring history to life in vivid detail at the Governor’s Palace, Gardens and Historic Homes.  Interactive, multi-person games and hands-on exhibits delight visitors young and old at the North Carolina History Center.  Immersive encounters and learning adventures abound for the whole family. Where you’re exploring one of our riverside gardens or sharpening your skills as a printer, ship’s captain or cook, there are endless opportunities for making cherished family memories at Tryon Palace. 

Currently, we are operating under Governor Cooper’s Executive Orders and Guidelines for Public Safety. Tours have limited capacity, and some historic homes and exhibits are closed.

Upcoming Hours & Admission

Tryon Palace Gardens and Grounds:

Governor’s Palace:  

Tours of the first floor and cellar only. Limited capacity. Recommended to buy tickets 30 minutes in advance.

Kitchen Office:

Dixon and Stanly Houses:

New Bern Academy

• Friday, Saturday & select Sundays: 12:30 – 4:30 PM

North Carolina History Center:

Admission ticket required. Some exhibits, including the Pepsi Family Center, remain closed for your safety.

Tryon Palace Museum Store:

Admission ticket is not required to visit Store.

Craft and Garden Shop