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Parks and Outdoors Review of Tryon Palace Historic Sites & Gardens

Away Travel Expert: Mike Sigalas
ParksExpert Rating 3.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
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  • Just a few years ago, the gardens were reworked to reflect a surprising, decidedly French influence after researchers found a detailed plan of the Palace gardens in the papers of 18th century Venezuelan explorer Francisco de Miranda, who swung by what was then North Carolina's capital in 1783.
  • The only original structure here is the stables, but the rebuilt home has stood here for nearly 60 years—roughly twice as long as the original did. It stood only from 1770-1798.
  • The Tryon palace is a great place to help one grasp the sheer audacity of the King George-era British Colonial Government. Governor Tryon had this grand home built on the overtaxed backs of Carolinian colonists. He apparently wished to awe the locals with the grandeur that was London; instead, he fueled their resentment. The popular name, "Tryon Palace," reflects the colonials' disgust.

610 Pollock St
New Bern, North Carolina
Parking: Guided tours Mon-Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 1-5pm
Price: Combination ticket $15 adults, $6 children (preschool children free with adult)

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 800/767-1560
Price Information: Combination ticket $15 adults, $6 children (preschool children free with adult)
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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