Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Tryon Palace

We have lived near this palace for quite a while now and had yet to tour it. We had several opportunities with home school days but there had always been a conflicted. Over the summer, I was planning out some field trips for the upcoming school year, when I discovered that the palace was having a family fun day. I went ahead and added it to our calendar determined that we were finally going to go for the tour. I was excited when nothing else conflicted with the day and we actually got to go. The benefit of waiting so long is that there is a new museum that has opened up which is part of the entire ticket price so there was more to experience.

While we waited for the tour, the girls got to play games from the time period. I love learning about history and how much our country has changed in such a short amount of time.
The gardens surrounding the house were beautiful. We were all excited by the large numbers of butterflies around us.
Another house that was part of the tour belonged to the carriage maker. The workers at this house pretend that they are actually the family that once lived there. The girls played in the backyard with the oldest daughter. They also learned about quilting and how the carriages were designed and made.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That looks like a ton of fun! It's a beautiful place, I think B10 would have loved the butterflies! (We might never have gotten him out of the garden!)