Tryon Palace

Serving as the first capitol of North Carolina, Tryon Palace today offers a vivid living history experience. Through encounters with costumed interpreters, trade demonstrations, and guided tours, groups can interact with history as they explore the historic homes, gardens, and palace itself. The two museums - the Regional History Museum and the Pepsi Family Center - let visitors see artifact collections and explore a virtual colonial village, where they can help the town prosper by working in local businesses. The New Bern Academy Museum, originally a schoolhouse, has permanent exhibits on the Civil War, architecture, and other pieces of North Carolina history.
Contact Info 
Address: 529 South Front Street, New Bern, NC 28562. Craven County. Tel: 800-767-1560. Website: Hrs: Mon.-Sat. 9AM-5PM, Sun. 12PM-5PM.
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-4 hours. Cost: Fee.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Living History Lesson Plan

Two hundred thousand Civil War soldiers were boys no older than 16, and an estimated 300 women were brave enough to disguise themselves as men and fight in the war. The average soldier weighed only 145 pounds due to poor diet, long marches, disease, and tough living, and earned about $15 per month more. ... Continue