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Tryon Palace

529 South Front Street

Our Mission:

Tryon Palace Historic Sites & Gardens’ mission is to engage present and future generations in the history of North Carolina from early settlement and development of statehood through the mid twentieth century by collecting, interpreting and preserving objects, buildings, landscapes and events that enrich understanding of the making of our state and nation.

Our Vision:

Tryon Palace Historic Sites & Gardens demonstrates that history is dynamic.  An active research program provides the foundation for continual changes in interpretation, exhibits and educational programs. With each visit, we invite visitors to determine their educational experience from a changing menu of choices including interactive programs, historical demonstrations, first person interpretation and participation in activities of the past.

Tryon Palace Historic Sites & Gardens emphasizes scholarship and research in the pursuit of historical accuracy.  We encourage learning through exploration and participation using the museum’s historical and professional resources.  We strive to spark visitor curiosity and encourage continual learning about North Carolina’s contribution to American history.  We require that our staff be truthful and accurate in all aspects of their work.

Tryon Palace Historic Sites & Gardens’ product is the quality of the visitor experience. Customer service is a longstanding priority and we strive to make visitors feel welcome.  Since 1959, our customer service motto has been “knowledge, enthusiasm and graciousness” or “KEG” and that slogan still resonates today.

Tryon Palace Historic Sites & Gardens values a knowledgeable, ethical, results-oriented, gracious, accountable, professional and adaptable staff.  The museum supports individual development in a team environment.   Managers are expected to seek and utilize input and to regularly foster professional growth in employees.  Information is shared broadly in the organization.

Tryon Palace Historic Sites & Gardens preserves and secures historical resources and human and physical assets to provide a functional, safe, and accessible environment.  Stewardship of historic objects, buildings and landscapes is an ongoing priority.


Grace Wichrowski

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
I always enjoy visiting Tryon Palace. On the Fourth of July the gardens were free, and they had reenactments and other fun events all day. The living history exhibits they have are a great way to learn about our past. The grounds are beautiful for a walk, even on a hot day, and there are plenty of places to sit and enjoy the views.

Bill Vaughan

Thursday, June 21, 2018
My family and I really enjoyed this place. It was very educational and beautiful. The staff was very friendly and informative. I'm not giving it a 5 star rating because the blacksmith was closed and the kitchen was not operational due to no air conditioning, but I still highly recommend this place.

Vancleef Whittington

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
I remember going here with my parent's when I was younger and have for many years I have wanted to take my wife and view the palace and the gardens. However when we did just visit recently I was rather disappointed because the gardens were not very impressive whatsoever. The tour of the palace and the nearby home sites were still interesting from a historical stand point. I do recommend checking the hours of the tours and plan ahead. If you're wanting to view everything you will need to allow at least 3 hours.

Stacy Thornhill

Sunday, March 25, 2018
Excellent place to visit. Good historical value. Very good tour guide. Nicely wheelchair accessible for me. Nice gift shop. They also had a civil war reenactment team that did an excellent job and was very knowledgeable and could answer lots of questions. It would be a great field trip for home schoolers or school classes.

Victoria Fawn

Monday, May 7, 2018
Beautiful inside and out. Guides were dressed for the time period. I recommend NOT to bring little kids. There is nothing for them to do. It's a museum not a play ground! With that I can say the children may like the gardens, where they can be free and touch things.

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