Tyron Palace to open its doors on Saturday after Florence damage

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Tryon Palace, one of the East’s most popular historic landmarks in New Bern, was impacted by Hurricane Florence.

Most of the damage found at North Carolina’s oldest state capital can be found on the inside. 

Damage to the plaster on the walls, the ceiling, and the floor, along with missing shutters on the Stanly House.

The home George Washington stayed in during his time in New Bern.

But most of the damage from Florence can be found at Tryon Palace’s North Carolina History Museum in the Pepsi family exhibit. 

Inches of water leaked into the exhibit damaging most of the wires under the bottom level of the floor.

“We had a lot of wind-driven water damage, a lot of rain that seeped in through fireplaces through windows through a couple broken windows,” said Director of Public Affairs Regina Ochoa.

The palace and the historic grounds will be back on Saturday, but as for this exhibit in the History Museum, it could take months. 
 

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