Saturday, January 24, 2009

The Tryon Palace!

Yesterday we went to visit the Tryon Palace. The North Carolina government house, built between 1767 and 1770 by Royal Governor William Tryon representing the British crown and became North Carolina's first permanent capitol. It was also the most talked - about public building in the American colonies. Furnished with rare 18th - century English and American antiques and decorative arts, the Palace stands as a testament to New Bern's important place in early American history. (a 1798 fire destroyed Governor Tryon's original Palace. More than 150 years later a new palace rose again on its original site, reconstructed from the original architect's drawings.)

It was very interesting to see the palace. The gardens are just beautiful, I would imagine spring time would be the best time to see them.

What a great day to do some site seeing, the weather was sunny and warm. We had a nice lunch at MJ's Raw Bar and Grille.

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