The monthly Tryon Palace African American Heritage Tour will explore more than 20 historic locations around downtown New Bern at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 15.
The Tryon Palace African American Heritage Tour is a walking tour that will be offered on the third Sunday of each month through November.
Tours begin at 2 p.m. at the Waystation, located on the corner of George and Pollock streets. Tickets are included with the purchase of a One Day Pass, or may be purchased separately at a cost of $6 for adults and $3 for youth. Space is limited.
Admission is free for Tryon Palace Foundation members.
For more information call 252-639-3500 or visit www.tryonpalace.org.
Upcoming events at Tryon Palace include:
May 17: Behind the Scenes: Spring in the Gardens
May 19: The Black Holocaust in America
May 20: Lunch and Learn: Political Intrigue in the Kitchen
May 20: Tryon Palace Historic Dinner
About Tryon Palace
Tryon Palace, located in New Bern, NC, is part of the Office of Archives and History, an agency of the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. Tryon Palace is one of North Carolina's most significant historic sites. It is the home of the Governor's Palace, North Carolina's first colonial and the first state capitol, and includes historic buildings, gardens, and the North Carolina History Center, which revolutionizes the visitor experience through the use of the latest interactive technology. The History Center includes galleries, a performance hall, the museum store and a waterfront café. Tryon Palace's mission is to engage present and future generations in the history of North Carolina from early settlement in 1710, the development of statehood and into the mid-twentieth century. It is dedicated to collecting, interpreting and preserving objects, buildings, landscapes and events that enrich understanding of the making of our state and nation.
Tickets and visitor information are available at Tryon Palace, 529 S. Front St., New Bern. For directions and further information about special events, programs or group tours, employment and more, visit our website: www.tryonpalace.org or phone (800) 767-1560 or (252) 639-3500.
About the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state's natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina. Led by Secretary Susan Kluttz, NCDNCR's mission is to improve the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature in North Carolina by stimulating learning, inspiring creativity, preserving the state's history, conserving the state's natural heritage, encouraging recreation and cultural tourism, and promoting economic development.
NCDNCR includes 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, two science museums, three aquariums and Jennette's Pier, 39 state parks and recreation areas, the N.C. Zoo, the nation's first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the State Archives, the N.C. Arts Council, State Preservation Office and the Office of State Archaeology, along with the Division of Land and Water Stewardship. For more information, please call (919) 807-7300 or visit www.ncdcr.gov
- Tryon Palace
- 529 S. Front St.
- New Bern, NC 28562