Surrounding the Tryon Palace are several historic homes and buildings that are available by guided tour.
The Dixon House is a stunning piece of architecture built in the early 18th century that was home to a local tailor, merchant and politician.
Guided tours: Begin at Waystation at the top of every hour (approx. 30 min)
Hours: Mon – Sat: 10:30 AM – 4 PM, Sun: 1 PM – 4 PM
The Stanly House reflects the life of its prominent owner, whose merchant ships raided British vessels to aid the American cause during the Revolutionary War.
Guided tours: Begin at Waystation at the bottom of every hour (approx. 30 min)
Hours: Mon – Sat: 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Sun: 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM
The Hay House was built in the 19th century and is modest of the other homes, this building is only for special events.
Guided tours: Check with ticket desk for availability
New Bern Academy Museum
The New Bern Academy Museum, located in the heart of New Bern’s historic residential district, was originally a school house that also served as a hospital during the Civil War. The museum is now home to exhibits and artifacts that tell the story of the Battle of New Bern and much more.
Hours: Saturday and Sunday (12:30 PM – 4:30 PM)
Address: 508 New Street (three blocks North of the Palace’s main gate)
Weddings and Special Events
The Tryon Palace offers the perfect location to hold the fairy tale wedding that you’ve always dreamed of. With numerous magnificent gardens to choose from, it’s the perfect setting for an outdoor wedding in New Bern, NC. This exceptional event space is able to accommodate the most intimate of weddings or weddings with up to 4,000 guests. With the large variety of spaces and expansive grounds, this venue is also ideal for corporate events.