The North Carolina History Center and Mattocks Hall

The North Carolina History Center and Mattocks Hall, a museum and visitors center serving as the entrance to the Tryon Palace Historic Sites & Gardens, a colonial Governor’s Mansion and related sites. The museum includes two main exhibit areas, the Regional History Museum, a gallery that explores 300 years of North Carolina history, and the Pepsi Family Center housing the children’s interactive section of the museum. The museum also includes a 180 seat performance hall, a visitors center with interactive exhibits, a cafe overlooking the Trent River, and a gift shop. Sustainable features include an underground cistern to collect rainwater and air conditioning condensate for irrigation use, daylighting in circulation and exhibit spaces, lighting controls, and energy efficient mechanical systems.

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New Bern, North Carolina 61,000 square feet Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection, Acoustics, Audio-Visual, Communications, Lighting, Security, Theatrical, Commissioning LEED Silver certified EYP Architecture and Engineering, PC Quinn Evans Architects