Tryon Palace is known for being North Carolina’s first capitol. Walk in the footsteps of colonial governors, stroll through more than 14 acres of beautifully-sculpted gardens, or travel back in time for an interactive experience that blends the 1830s with 21st-century technologies. The North Carolina History Center has revolutionized the visitor encounter at North Carolina’s premier historic site, and set a new standard for the museum experience. Rotating exhibitions, shopping, rare artifacts, and a wide variety of interactive historical activities keep the experience fresh and exciting with each new visit.