We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Review Highlights
Wonderful day trip!

We made a day trip to New Bern from Raleigh specifically to visit Tryon Palace, and we discovered... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Raleigh, North Carolina
Excellent historical site

We did not purchase the full package due to a lack of time. We toured the house and the little... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Stephen P
via mobile
Read all 805 reviews
All photos (419)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“the kitchen”(76 reviews)
“north carolina”(86 reviews)
“day pass”(27 reviews)
Colonial Governors ruled, legislators debated, patriots gathered and George Washington danced. At Tryon Palace, where British rule once flourished, American independence took root and the state of North Carolina was born. Here you can still...more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
See all hours
529 S Front St, New Bern, NC 28562-5601
+1 800-767-1560
Reviews (805)
Filter reviews
797 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsthe kitchennorth carolinaday passthe main housepepsi centergardens are beautifulpepsi familyperiod costumehouse tourcolonial williamsburgblacksmith shopguided tourself guidedfew blocksnice tourstep back in timetrent river
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 797 reviews
Reviewed yesterday

We made a day trip to New Bern from Raleigh specifically to visit Tryon Palace, and we discovered that we were easily able to fill the entire day with activity --- there is so much to see and do there! We arrived early in the...More

1  Thank katsusanna
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We did not purchase the full package due to a lack of time. We toured the house and the little workshops. The docents dressed in period uniforms were extremely knowledgeable and interesting people. The buildings are excellently restored and the history of the building and...More

Thank Stephen P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the house tour and the palace tour. The guides were enthusiastic and knowledgeable. It was very interesting to hear the personal stories of the families that lived in New Bern.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a recent trip to New Bern, NC, my husband and I took advantage of the all-day pass to see the Palace, gardens and History Center. Included also were admissions to two historic houses within walking distance of the Tryon, but time did not permit...More

1  Thank amy s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic place to visit. Really amazing how much work went into rebuilding this historic building. Linda was an amazing guide.

Thank Ginger A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drove a couple of hours to tour Tryon Palace on a Saturday and was disappointed. I understand that the palace was rebuilt in the 50's because a fire destroyed it long ago. I applaud the ladies in the 50's that put the time, effort and...More

1  Thank LiLewis13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Neat place. We did the guided tour the first of which starts at 1000 AM and lasts 45 minutes. Most of it is reconstructed since burning down in a fire but it was still neat to learn a bit about NC history. The gardens were...More

Thank Scenic07
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit! Our guides were very good—they knew their stuff! I learned a lot about North Carolina history.

Thank Margedude
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here a couple of years ago. Had zero expectations, it was fantastic. Great for kids and adults both. The museum is excellent, great hands on for the kids and very interesting exhibits for adults. They have different traveling exhibits also. The Tryon Palace tour...More

Thank cchadad
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The palace was well done to represent a time in area history. Tour guide was good and knowledgeable about the history of the grounds.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Dawnabelle R
17 March 2018|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from rrsmithjr | Reviewed this property |
Certain days in the year the grounds are open for free. Like during MumFest
16 August 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from LysaAlex | Reviewed this property |
Museum anytime. Replica only on Saturdays
11 July 2016|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from catniss21 | Reviewed this property |
The history center itself is wheelchair accessible. There may be access in the palace, but I did not see any. The stairs are quite narrow and difficult for people with mobility issues, so you will want to check with the... More