And at the Tryon Palace!
Saturday, July 2 – Monday, July 4
Celebrate the birth of our nation with a fun-filled weekend at Tryon Palace!
Saturday, July 2, 1:00 p.m.
$6 per adult, $3 per student; Free with regular admission.
Come get yourself in the patriotic spirit and help us kick off our 4th of July weekend! During this interactive program, the audience will participate in our First Provincial Congress and help determine North Carolina’s course leading towards the Revolutionary War.
Sunday, July 3, 1:00p.m. – 4:00p.m.
Free admission, all ages welcome
In the 1800s, the citizens of New Bern celebrated their 4th of Julys on the lawn of the New Bern Academy. You are cordially invited to attend a recreation of the celebration held there on July 4th, 1836 – the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Bring your own picnic and join 19th century New Bern citizens in patriotic merriment. There will be music, dancing, and games including townball – an early precursor to baseball. A special period reading of the Declaration will take place at 2:30 p.m., followed by the ringing of the bells celebrating the years of independence.
Monday, July 4
Kid’s Craft Activities: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
FREE Garden Admission: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Interior tours require the purchase of a ticket.
Come join us for a celebration of our nation’s Declaration of Independence! Enjoy patriotic kids craft activities, colonial games, and a special Fife & Drum Corps performance followed by a dramatic 18th-century reading of the Declaration of Independence -- all free of charge! Purchase a Time Traveler’s Pass or Governor’s Pass and enjoy interior tours of all our historic buildings as well.