North Carolina History Center

529 South Front Street

The new North Carolina History Center has revolutionized the visitor encounter at the state’s premier historic site and sets a new standard for the museum experience. History Navigator tours using portable interactive devices add an exciting new dimension to our historic sites. Rotating exhibitions and the wide variety of interactive historical activities keep the experience fresh and exciting with each visit.

The Pepsi Family Center will transport you through time. The Regional History Museum takes you from the very formation of the coastline to the people who shaped the history of this region. The Duffy Exhibit Gallery, the Cullman Performance Hall, Lawson’s Landing: A Riverwalk Café, and the Museum Store complete the experience.

The North Carolina History Center is one of the “greenest” public buildings in the state. From permeable surface parking areas and restored wetlands to energy-efficient operations and maintenance – every aspect of development was initiated with our commitment to the stewardship of our historic landscape in mind.


C Tucker

Friday, Aug. 11, 2017

We came here today for the first time and had a ball. There is so much to do here that I never knew about. The employees are very friendly and helpful. If you have kids with you be sure to check out the family center and go in the time machine, my 8 year old nephew loved it! With all of the activities and so much to see, the admission price is well worth it!

Isaac Castro

Friday, Sep. 29, 2017

Really cool place to go to with a nice surrounding area. Worth making a stop and taking a tour of the palace. This is also a place where they shot some of the scenes from the TV series Sleepy Hollow. You buy the tickets around the corner at the museum, which is another nice place and I recommend eating there at Lawsons Cafe.

Ross Yannayon

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Great starting point for the Tryon Palace tour. I recommend the few minutes to view the orientation video. Plenty of other NC history info to learn about at the center. The cafe/restaurant is rather good as well.

James Thompson

Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017

Great family place very educational lot of interactive exhibits. Great place to be on a hot day that's for sure.

Denice Ornelaz-Perez

Friday, April 28, 2017

Employees were extremely helpful! I was in search of a book I had seen on display at the Waystation. The manager indicated the one I'd seen was the last one as it was out of print and volunteered to drive to pick it up to sell it to me. Now THAT'S customer service! We just wished they sold 4x6" NC flags as my sons are collectors of flags. :-)