Tryon Palace

Serving as the first capitol of North Carolina, Tryon Palace today offers a vivid living history experience. Located New Bern, the Georgian-style palace is named after 18th-century North Carolina governor William Tryon and was designed by architect John Hawks. Two museums at Tryon Palace—the Regional History Museum and the Pepsi Family Center—allow groups to see artifact collections and explore a virtual colonial village, where they can help the town prosper by working in local businesses. The site is home to Dixon House, Stanly House, Hay House, and New Bern Academy Museum. The New Bern Academy Museum, originally a schoolhouse, has permanent exhibits on the Civil War, architecture, and other pieces of North Carolina history. Groups are welcome to explore the palace’s garden, which features 16 acres of plants. Tryon Palace has a variety of tours and educational programs for students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers. Be sure to grab a bite to eat at the palace’s Lawson’s Landing Café after your field trip.

contact info

Hrs: Mon.-Sat. 9AM-5PM, Sun. 12PM-5PM.

School

Through encounters with costumed interpreters, trade demonstrations, and guided tours, students can interact with history as they explore the historic homes, gardens, and palace itself. Programs aim to teach students about the 1700s and 1800s in North Carolina, early trades, plants, and other topics. Students can enjoy hands-on learning with activities such as making seed socks, playing colonial games, exploring 18th-century blacksmith techniques, and more. Preschool students can participate in the palace’s Young Garden Sprouts program, which includes scavenger hunts in the Kitchen Garden, a science-based tour, and more.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
U.S. history, early trades, government, politics, historical figures, art, science, plants, pollination, culture.

contact info
Name: Group Services and Tours
Phone: 252-639-3524
Email: reservations@tryonpalace.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 10 minimum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Available for Purchase, Bring Your Own, Indoor & Outdoor Seating. Cost: Fee Accessible To: PD, HI, VI.

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

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Tryon Palace

Serving as the first capitol of North Carolina, Tryon Palace today offers a vivid living history experience. Located New Bern, the Georgian-style palace is named after 18th-century North Carolina governor William Tryon and was designed by architect John Hawks. Two museums at Tryon Palace—the Regional History Museum and the Pepsi Family Center—allow groups to see artifact collections and explore a virtual colonial village, where they can help the town prosper by working in local businesses. The site is home to Dixon House, Stanly House, Hay House, and New Bern Academy Museum. The New Bern Academy Museum, originally a schoolhouse, has permanent exhibits on the Civil War, architecture, and other pieces of North Carolina history. Groups are welcome to explore the palace’s garden, which features 16 acres of plants. Tryon Palace has a variety of tours and educational programs for students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers. Be sure to grab a bite to eat at the palace’s Lawson’s Landing Café after your field trip.

contact info

Hrs: Mon.-Sat. 9AM-5PM, Sun. 12PM-5PM.

Scout

At Tryon Palace, scout groups can work on a variety of requirements for history and science-related badges. Scouts will interact with history through encounters with costumed interpreters, trade demonstrations, and guided tours while exploring the historic homes, gardens, and palace itself. Educational programs teach scouts about 18th and 19th-century North Carolina, early trades, plants, and other topics. Students can enjoy hands-on learning with activities such as making seed socks, playing colonial games, and exploring 18th-century blacksmith techniques. Scout groups are welcome to attend on-site events such as behind-the-scenes tours and festivals.

supports scout badges in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
U.S. history, early trades, government, politics, historical figures, art, science, plants, insects, pollination, culture.

contact info
Name: Group Services and Tours
Phone: 252-639-3524
Email: reservations@tryonpalace.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 10 minimum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Available for Purchase, Bring Your Own, Indoor & Outdoor Seating. Cost: Fee Accessible To: PD, HI, VI.

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

View Lesson Plan>>

Tryon Palace

Serving as the first capitol of North Carolina, Tryon Palace today offers a vivid living history experience. Located New Bern, the Georgian-style palace is named after 18th-century North Carolina governor William Tryon and was designed by architect John Hawks. Two museums at Tryon Palace—the Regional History Museum and the Pepsi Family Center—allow groups to see artifact collections and explore a virtual colonial village, where they can help the town prosper by working in local businesses. The site is home to Dixon House, Stanly House, Hay House, and New Bern Academy Museum. The New Bern Academy Museum, originally a schoolhouse, has permanent exhibits on the Civil War, architecture, and other pieces of North Carolina history. Groups are welcome to explore the palace’s garden, which features 16 acres of plants. Tryon Palace has a variety of tours and educational programs for students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers. Be sure to grab a bite to eat at the palace’s Lawson’s Landing Café after your field trip.

contact info

Hrs: Mon.-Sat. 9AM-5PM, Sun. 12PM-5PM.

Camp

Summer camp groups will enjoy a fun day exploring the historic homes, gardens, and Tryon Palace itself. Educational programs at the palace focus on18th and 19th-century North Carolina, early trades, plants, and other topics. Campers can get hands-on with activities such as playing colonial games, making seed socks, and exploring 18th-century blacksmith techniques. Younger campers can participate in the palace’s Young Garden Sprouts program for preschool groups, which include a science-based tour, scavenger hunts in the Kitchen Garden, and more.

contact info
Name: Group Services and Tours
Phone: 252-639-3524
Email: reservations@tryonpalace.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 10 minimum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Available for Purchase, Bring Your Own, Indoor & Outdoor Seating. Cost: Fee Accessible To: PD, HI, VI.

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

View Lesson Plan>>

Tryon Palace

Serving as the first capitol of North Carolina, Tryon Palace today offers a vivid living history experience. Located New Bern, the Georgian-style palace is named after 18th-century North Carolina governor William Tryon and was designed by architect John Hawks. Two museums at Tryon Palace—the Regional History Museum and the Pepsi Family Center—allow groups to see artifact collections and explore a virtual colonial village, where they can help the town prosper by working in local businesses. The site is home to Dixon House, Stanly House, Hay House, and New Bern Academy Museum. The New Bern Academy Museum, originally a schoolhouse, has permanent exhibits on the Civil War, architecture, and other pieces of North Carolina history. Groups are welcome to explore the palace’s garden, which features 16 acres of plants. Tryon Palace has a variety of tours and educational programs for students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers. Be sure to grab a bite to eat at the palace’s Lawson’s Landing Café after your field trip.

contact info

Hrs: Mon.-Sat. 9AM-5PM, Sun. 12PM-5PM.

Homeschool

Homeschoolers will interact with history as they explore the historic homes, gardens, and Tryon Palace itself through encounters with costumed interpreters, trade demonstrations, and guided tours. Programs teach homeschool groups about early trades and crafts, the 18th and 19th century in North Carolina, plants, and other topics. Homeschoolers will make seed socks, play colonial games, explore 18th-century blacksmith techniques, and more. Younger homeschool groups can participate in the palace’s Young Garden Sprouts program, which includes scavenger hunts in the Kitchen Garden, a science-based tour, and more.

topics covered:
U.S. history, early trades, government, politics, historical figures, art, science, plants, pollination, culture.

contact info
Name: Group Services and Tours
Phone: 252-639-3524
Email: reservations@tryonpalace.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 10 minimum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Available for Purchase, Bring Your Own, Indoor & Outdoor Seating. Cost: Fee Accessible To: PD, HI, VI.

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

View Lesson Plan>>

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