The sights and sounds of the Civil War come to life during Tryon Palace Civil War Weekend on the grounds of the historic New Bern Academy, September 14 & 15. This event features an encampment of 35th Regiment of the United States Colored Troops, our state’s first regiment of African American Union soldiers, as well as the 7th North Carolina Regiment portraying the 44th Massachusetts Infantry. All Civil War Weekend activities are free to the public.
Saturday, September 14 (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
The 35th Regiment of the United States Colored Troops will begin the day with a posting of colors. During the day, visitors will be able to witness food demonstrations and regiment drills, speak with the USCT members, explore a Union medical tent, and interact with Frederick Douglas.
At 2:15 p.m. on Saturday, all units will march to the Tryon Palace South Lawn for a rifle and cannon demonstration beginning at 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 15 (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
The day will begin with a Sunday Camp Church Service with the USCT. Regiment drills, food demonstrations, and medical treatments will continue to be available to visitors.
Also, discover New Bern’s Civil War history through exhibits inside the New Bern Academy Museum, which will open to the public from 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Friday and 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Think you know music?
Come prove it with our take on a traditional game! We play 30 seconds of a song, you mark the song title off on your game sheet! First three rounds, the first person to come up with a winning sheet wins a prize from the venue
1st round: A sampler flight of BrÜtopia beer.
2nd round: A Pint Glass and a BrÜtopia beer.
3rd round: A BrÜtopia beer.
For the final round, the jackpot is a blackout game, and is worth $100-$250!!
So what are you waiting for? Bring your friends and come dance, sing, and rock out to 30 Second Rocks!!
World War I was a transformative moment in African American history. Migration, military service, racial violence, and political protest combined made World War I one of the most dynamic periods of the African American experience. The war coincided with the Great Migration, one of the largest internal movements of people in American history.
Culturally, the impacts of the Great Migration changed the impact of life for those migrating to the North, Northwest and the Northeastern parts of the United States. Observe as we trace those steps and the impact on the nation, African American History, and life during this period while overcoming these obstacles to better their plight in a new found period of victory over oppression.
“Heritage Plants of ENC & Trade Specials”
Tryon Palace and Craven County Agricultural Center will co-host the September garden lecture, “Heritage Plants of ENC & Trade Specials”. This garden lecture will focus on plants best adapted to face the weather challenges of Eastern North Carolina with a sneak peek of the plants available at the Tryon Palace Fall Plant Sale.
The lecture features Hadley Cheris, Tryon Palace Gardens and Greenhouse Manager, and Jennifer Knight, community gardener and owner of Knightscapes Enterprises, a design/ build landscape firm. Knight is also a Craven County Master Gardener. This lecture is free and begins at 10 a.m. in Cullman Performance Hall at the North Carolina History Center.