We’re all familiar with the rich history of the United States. From countless wars to freedoms won, the history of the United States is extremely eventful. In school we’re taught about certain aspects of our history. However, there’s only so much history one teacher can cover in a classroom. Outside of class, there’s plenty of local and world history we can learn on our own. If you and your family are interested in local North Carolina history, there are several historic sites you can visit around the state. Below, we take a look at a few you might be interested in!
CSS Neuse and Governor Caswell Memorial
The CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center and Governor Caswell Memorial give you a glimpse of history revolving around the gunboat CSS Neuse and the life of Richard Caswell, the first governor of the independent state of North Carolina. Two important aspects of North Carolina history, you and your family will be amazed to learn about these stories.
Locations and Hours
You’ll find the CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center located at 100 N. Queen St., Kinston, NC 28501. The hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Governor Caswell Memorial is located at 2612 W. Vernon Ave., Kinston, NC 28504. The hours of operation for the memorial are Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Plan your visit today!
Other Historic Sites
North Carolina is home to various historic sites. Some of the other sites you can visit include:
- Battleship North Carolina
- Alamance Battleground
- Thomas Wolfe Memorial
- Roanoke Island Festival Park
- Fort Fisher
- Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum
- President James K. Polk
- Fort Dobbs
- Tryon Palace
As you can see, there are plenty of places in North Carolina to visit where you’ll learn some local history. Start your road trip today!
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While in North Carolina
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Our dealership is conveniently located at 4051 Vernon Ave, Kinston, NC 28504 which means residents of Woods View, Snow Hill, and Cove City are just a short drive away. During your visit, our friendly and knowledgeable team members will be more than happy to show you around, fill you in on our specials, and let you take a test drive or two. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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