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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.

Dixon-Stevenson House

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.

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Tryon Palace Historic Sites & Gardens is open It is closed Thanksgiving Day, December 24-26, and New Year's Day.

Admission & Directions:

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.


Tryon Palace

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