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: Palace Holiday Décor

Tryon Palace 529 S Front St., New Bern

Join us on a tour of the Governor’s Palace and focus on the decorations for the upcoming “Candlelight Christmas Celebration.” Hadley Cheris, Tryon Palace Gardens and Greenhouse Manager, will lead a tour of the first floor of the Governor’s Palace, describing the special items used in the decorations, designing tips and the pieces’ four seasons […]

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 […]

Discovering Tryon Palace: Palace Holiday Décor

Tryon Palace 529 S Front St., New Bern

Join us on a tour of the Governor’s Palace and focus on the decorations for the upcoming “Candlelight Christmas Celebration.” Hadley Cheris, Tryon Palace Gardens and Greenhouse Manager, will lead a tour of the first floor of the Governor’s Palace, describing the special items used in the decorations, designing tips and the pieces’ four seasons […]

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 […]

Tryon Palace Candlelight 2022

Tryon Palace 529 S Front St., New Bern

This famed North Carolina tradition returns to Tryon Palace in 2022 with beautiful decorations inspired by the four seasons and the tale of a mysterious princess illuminated by the magical glow of candlelight. Candlelight is a site wide event for Tryon Palace that includes tours of the Governor’s Palace, Stanly House, Dixon House, and numerous […]

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 […]