N.C. DNCR Sites Announce April Events with Diana Gabaldon, Bestselling Author of “Outlander”

Diana Gabaldon

Diana Gabaldon, bestselling author of the popular “Outlander” book series, will visit two N.C. Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources attractions for ticketed events April 26-28.
Now an award-winning Starz original series, currently in its fourth season, book four in the series, “Drums of Autumn,” along with the following books, takes place largely in North Carolina. Two locations central to the series’ storyline – Tryon Palace in New Bern and Alamance Battleground in Burlington, site of the battle between the Regulators and Gov. William Tryon’s troops – are now preserved as State Historic Sites. 

“These books and the television show based on them have such a devoted fan following,” said Susi H. Hamilton, secretary of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. “Ms. Gabaldon has infused her books with North Carolina history, including actual historic events and people in her story. We are excited to share a few of the real places that are central to the narrative of the “Outlander” novels, and to learn more about her research and creative process.” 

Tryon Palace Events, April 26-27

Friday, April 26, Tryon Palace will host “An Evening with Diana Gabaldon,” featuring an Exclusive Cocktail Hour in the historic Commission House and formal dinner on the South Lawn, as well as remarks from Dr. Gabaldon. At 5 p.m., mingle with Dr. Gabaldon and VIP guests at an exclusive cocktail hour, limited to 75 ticket holders. Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and select drinks, as well as preferred seating at the Dinner on the South Lawn. At 6 p.m., join Tryon Palace for an affair to remember with an Outlander-inspired meal on the picturesque South Lawn. Hear remarks from Dr. Gabaldon and enjoy select drinks at the cash bar. Formal attire. Tickets for the VIP event will be $450/person; tickets for Dinner on the South Lawn only are $300/person. 

Saturday, April 27, Tryon Palace is excited to present “A Q&A with Diana Gabaldon.” Join Dr. Gabaldon on the South Lawn of Tryon Palace from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. to learn about her writing process, research, and how she chose to include Tryon Palace in her bestselling novels. Dr. Gabaldon will answer visitor questions while time permits. This event does not include autograph, photo, or book signing opportunities. Tickets for this event are $35 for tent seating, $25 for lawn seating. 

Tickets for both events go on sale Monday, March 18 at 10 a.m. at www.tryonpalace.org

Tryon Palace is excited to offer an exclusive Tryon Palace Foundation Member ticket presale March 14 and 15. Tickets may be purchased by phone from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by calling (252) 639-3524. This exclusive presale is only available during those times by phone. Tickets are limited to four per Foundation membership. Don’t miss out on this exclusive opportunity; join the Tryon Palace Foundation today by calling (252) 639-3519. 

Alamance Battleground Events, April 27-28

Saturday, April 27, at 6 p.m. the Paramount Theater, 128 E Front St, Burlington, will host Diana Gabaldon for a talk and book signing. VIP tickets for this special event are $100 and include an opportunity for an autograph from Dr. Gabaldon, and a photo using your own device. General admission tickets are $50, and do not include a signed book or photo. Tickets go on sale March 18. Tickets are only available through eTix at https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/12794 or by calling the Paramount Theater box office at (336) 222-8497.

Sunday, April 28, “Experience Outlander at Alamance with Diana Gabaldon,” when the Alamance Battleground State Historic Site will host Dr. Gabaldon at a VIP Brunch. Tickets for this very special event are limited to 40, and will include a history of the Regulators, the events that led to the Battle of Alamance and a walking tour of the battlefield. Dr. Gabaldon will read from “The Fiery Cross.” Brunch will be served. 
Tickets for the brunch and tour are $300 will go on sale March 18 through EventBrite

Proceeds from all events will benefit the support group for each site.