Marine band to perform July 4 in New Bern

Published: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:45 PM.

Also included are patriotic speeches, dancing, games and crafts for children. Families can bring blankets and enjoy a picnic lunch on the grounds.

Activities run from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The reading of the Declaration of Independence and the performance of the Fife and Drum Corps are scheduled for 11 a.m.

Period music and dance from the Poppes is scheduled for 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m.

Admission to the grounds is free, but interior tours of the palace buildings will require the purchase of tickets.

For more information about the Fourth of July at Tryon Palace, call 639-3500 or go online to the Tryon Palace website at 

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