Discover Tryon Palace: Life on the Lesser Stairs

Tryon Palace 529 S Front St., New Bern

The Palace often conjures images of the Governors and their families who called the building home. What often is missing from the picture, however, is the number of staff, free and enslaved, who cooked the food, cared for the horses, emptied the chamber pots, and anything else that was required to make a life of […]

Discover Tryon Palace: Life on the Lesser Stairs

Tryon Palace 529 S Front St., New Bern

The Palace often conjures images of the Governors and their families who called the building home. What often is missing from the picture, however, is the number of staff, free and enslaved, who cooked the food, cared for the horses, emptied the chamber pots, and anything else that was required to make a life of […]

Discover Tryon Palace: Life on the Lesser Stairs

Tryon Palace 529 S Front St., New Bern

The Palace often conjures images of the Governors and their families who called the building home. What often is missing from the picture, however, is the number of staff, free and enslaved, who cooked the food, cared for the horses, emptied the chamber pots, and anything else that was required to make a life of […]

Outlander: Spark of the Rebellion

Tryon Palace 529 S Front St., New Bern

From the grounds of the first permanent capital of the colony in New Bern, explore the time-travelling stories from the Outlander books and cable series. In the 2022 Outlander morning tour, The Spark of Rebellion, we walk in the literary footsteps of Colonel James Fraser, his wife Claire, and their family as they journey through […]

Outlander: Storm of Revolution

Tryon Palace 529 S Front St., New Bern

This tour is based upon book 6 of the Outlander series, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, and the corresponding season 6 of the series, The Storm of Revolution. The forces for independence have been unleashed throughout the colonies. Governor Josiah Martin has ordered Claire Fraser to assist him as he plots to stop the Revolutionaries, and Colonel […]

An Elf Comes To Tryon Palace

North Carolina History Center New Bern

Tryon Palace is delighted to present New Bern Puppets and their show “An Elf Comes to Tryon Palace.” It is a story about a mysterious stranger who visits New Bern to discover how Colonial North Carolinians celebrate Christmas. The newcomer meets young Margaret Tryon, the Royal Governor's daughter. Dismayed to hear how meager the holiday […]

Discovering Tryon Palace: Holiday Home Tours

Tryon Palace 529 S Front St., New Bern

Join us on a tour of Stanly, Dixon and Commission Houses focused on the decorations and traditions of Christmas past. Matt Arthur, Tryon Palace Living History Coordinator, and Hadley Cheris, Tryon Palace Gardens and Greenhouse Manager, will lead a tour of the first floor of the Stanly, Dixon and Commission Houses, describing holiday traditions in […]

Discover Tryon Palace: Life on the Lesser Stairs

Tryon Palace 529 S Front St., New Bern

The Palace often conjures images of the Governors and their families who called the building home. What often is missing from the picture, however, is the number of staff, free and enslaved, who cooked the food, cared for the horses, emptied the chamber pots, and anything else that was required to make a life of […]

Discovering Tryon Palace: Holiday Home Tours

Tryon Palace 529 S Front St., New Bern

Join us on a tour of Stanly, Dixon and Commission Houses focused on the decorations and traditions of Christmas past. Matt Arthur, Tryon Palace Living History Coordinator, and Hadley Cheris, Tryon Palace Gardens and Greenhouse Manager, will lead a tour of the first floor of the Stanly, Dixon and Commission Houses, describing holiday traditions in […]

Chamber Music by Candlelight

Tryon Palace 529 S Front St., New Bern

Chamber Music by Candlelight returns for the 2022 holiday season! This limited-seating event takes place in the Palace Council Chamber and boasts a superb acoustic experience. The Brierwood Ensemble (Christina Brier, harp; Linda Estep, violin; Clark Spencer, viola/violin; Helena Kopckick Spencer, bassoon) of Wilmington, NC, will perform a variety of Classical and holiday pieces. The event concludes with a post-performance […]