Today I am writing about Tryon Palace.
We went and saw some of the gardens which were nice and also took a tour of the the inside of the house. We saw inside the stables, but the kitchen we locked, so we couldn't go in. There were many rooms in the house. I thought it would be bigger than what it was, though it was a very nice house. I really liked the gallery where it showed the women that had Tryon Palace rebuilt. They had artifacts that were found when they rebuilt the palace.
We also saw the Jones house when we were done at the palace. We went into the museum shop and I got a magnet to take home. It had a picture of the palace on it.
I was disapointed when I found out that it was a reconstruction and not the real palace. It was really hot, so we didn't look at everything outside.
I'll write soon about our next adventure!
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The ORIGINAL Tryon Palace was built between 1767 and 1770 by Royal Governor William Tryon. A fire destroyed the palace in 1798. The only original structure that's part of the palace is the stable. I'm not sure about the blacksmith shop or the smokehouse. We couldn't understand our tour guide that well. Most of our tour was muttled and it was pointless to ask her to repeat herself.
The brochures make Tryon Palace look huge and we were told that it would take hours to look at everything. We were there for about 30 minutes during the guided tour. The palace and grounds weren't as big as the brochures make it out to be. It was extremely hot, so we didn't go through the gardens and as Jessica said, the kitchen was locked and we couldn't get in.
In my opinion, this was a miss. We could have stayed at the beach a little longer rather than rushing off to visit. Basicly, if you would like to spend $15 to see a house built in the 1950's, this is the place for you. Frankly, I can do that for free just by going to my grandmother's house.