Been waiting for your chance to visit Tryon Palace after dark? Be careful what you wish for because this September Tryon Palace is opening the grounds not just for a tour – but for a sleepover. Lanterns on the Lawn – A Family Campout at Tryon Palace is planned for Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 17-18.
Campers can reserve 15-foot square plots on the South Lawn for a little overnight adventure. Setup begins 4:30pm on Saturday. The Tryon Palace Gardens and Garden Shop will remain open until dusk to allow campers to walk through the gardens, and purchase items from store.
Saturday evening activities will continue with crafts, lawn games, a dinner buffet of hamburgers and hot dogs, making s’mores, a campfire sing-a-long, and a 15-minute moonlit walk through the Wilderness Garden with glow sticks.
Wake up on Sunday to a breakfast of coffee, juice, doughnuts, and fruit, followed by a sunrise garden walk and family yoga session. All gear must be cleared by 10am on Sunday.
Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible adult. Mus preregister to attend. Cost is $50 for a family of four.
To learn more, or to reserve a spot of land, visit www.tryonpalace.org.