Mission: Tryon palace foundation, inc. (the "charity") is a supporting organization and is operated exclusively for the benefit of, to perform the functions of, and to carry out the purpose of tryon palace. Tryon palace is owned and operated by the state of north carolina and includes the historic sites and its associated activities. Tryon palace, the restored site of royal governor william tryon, was originally built in 1770 and destroyed by fire in 1798. The palace and grounds were restored by the state of north carolina using state funds as well as funds from a private trust created under the will of maude moore latham. Tryon palace reopened in 1959. Tryon palace is open to the general public daily and special historical, educational, and cultural events are held there as well. Beginning on july 1, 2018, tryon palace will be closed to the public on mondays. The foundation conducts fundraising activities and accepts grants and contributions.
Programs: As a supporting organization, tryon palace foundation uses funds from grants and contributions to help tryon palace maintain its buildings, grounds, museum, and educational programming. The organization also provides funding for cultural and historical exhibits at tryon palace.
promotion of special historic, educational, and cultural events at tryon palace.
promotion of educational programs for adults and children, thereby providing additional exposure to the historical and cultural mission of tryon palace.
promotion of free concerts and other programs that provide additional opportunities to expose the public to the historical and cultural mission of tryon palace.