North Carolina's first capitol—where governors ruled, legislators debated, patriots gathered, and George Washington danced. Meticulously reconstructed in the 1950's, the original Tryon Palace was built between 1767 and 1770 for colonial Governor Tryon as the first permanent capitol of North Carolina. Today visitors to the complex marvel at the palace's English antiques, stroll its renowned gardens, and learn about various periods of New Bern's proud history at the Academy Museum as well as the Stanly, Hay, and Dixon houses.
Tryon Palace Historic Sites & Gardens
610 Pollock Street
New Bern, N.C. 28562
Phone: (800) 767-1560
Fax: (252) 514-4876
See the Tryon Palace website for hours and tour information.