Tryon Palace to Offer Free Admission During ‘Free Day’


NEW BERN, NC January 24, 2014 — Tryon Palace will offer free admittance to all visitors during “Free Day: Forget Me Not,” held Saturday, Feb. 1. Free Day invites the public to enjoy a full day of guided tours, hands-on activities, crafts and discounted admission to exhibits inside the North Carolina History Center.

Tryon Palace - New Bern, NC

Free Day includes first-floor tours of the Governor’s Palace and the Kitchen Office, access to three historic homes and admission to all the Palace gardens. Additional free activities, such as hands-on crafts, lectures and quilting demonstrations, will be held inside the North Carolina History Center. Discounted admission will also be available to those interested in visiting the North Carolina History Center’s interactive exhibits, which include the Regional History Museum, Pepsi Family Center, and the traveling exhibit, “Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge 1718.”  The reduced ticket price will be $10 for adults and $4 for youth (grades 1-12). As always, admission is free for children in kindergarten and younger.

In addition to free admission to the historic site, visitors will find that most activities held during “Free Day: Forget Me Not” have been inspired by the different ways people remember and commemorate their own history.