2612 W Vernon Ave, Kinston North Carolina 28504
This historic site includes a museum; a memorial to Richard Caswell, first governor of the state of North Carolina; and the CSS Neuse, one of two remaining Confederate ironclads. The museum presents exhibits and a slide show relating the story of the Neuse. Picnic facilities are available. Open Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 1-5pm, April-October; Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday 1-4pm, the rest of the year. Closed major holidays and Martin Luther King Jr's birthday. Free to the public.
Other History nearby:
(Four Oaks) Bentonville Battleground State Hist Site
(Goldsboro) Charles Aycock Birthplace Historic Site
(Kenansville) Cowan Museum
(Kinston) CSS Neuse State Historical Site
(New Bern) New Bern Academy Museum
(New Bern) New Bern Civil War Museum
08/13 Coming to The Kinston area
Virginia Pork Festival Emporia VA June12 The Virginia Pork Festival is one of the East Coast's largest food festivals, combines outstanding pork dishes with continuous live music from multiple stages.
John Blue Cotton Festival Laurinburg NC October12-13 Performances on an outdoor stage,vendor area with beautifully displayed crafts, clothing, and artwork, and wonderful food prepared by all of the food vendors.