Tryon Palace celebrates "March on Washington" with bus trip to D.C.

NEW BERN, CRAVEN COUNTY - Tryon Palace is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the historic "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom" with a trip to Washington, D.C. on Saturday.

Participants will take the trip by bus, according to a release. They are scheduled to tour where the march took place in 1963, including where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech.

The bus boarding will begin at 11 p.m. Friday at the Tryon Palace's Eden Street parking lot.  Availability for this trip is strictly on a first-come, first-served basis. Early registration ended on July 31.

Admission is $80 and includes bus fare, a T-shirt and light refreshments. For more information, call  252-639-3524.

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