200 W. New Bern Rd.
Kinston, NC 28504
Phone: (252) 527-3200
Fax: (252) 522-9000
One of the oldest homes in Lenoir County, this beautifully restored house was once the home of Governor Richard Caswell and is now the home of the Lenoir County Historical Association. Features of the home include authentic 18th century furnishings, a large reception room with open fireplaces at each end, and a museum room on the upstairs level which houses an extensive doll collection.
Overlooking the Neuse River, Pearson Park is the home of the annual Sand in the Streets concert and BBQ Festival. It also holds a farmer's market on Tuesdays and Saturdays. It features a playground, nature center and picnic spots.
The Mother Earth Brewing Tap Room is open on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings from 4 to 10 p.m. and on Saturdays from 1 to 6 p.m. Tours of the brewery are offered on Saturdays. The Tap Room and beer garden is a great place to visit and grab a glass of their hand-crafted brews. Their four flagship beers are always on draft, as well as some seasonal selections and experimental batches.
Glimpses into two of the most pivotal wars in the nation can be found at this historic site that features the CSS Neuse, one of the three Civil War ironclads, as well as a memorial of Richard Caswell, the first governor of the independent state of North Carolina.
Visitors flocked to this area around the turn-of-the-century and guests today can see these spectacular, virtually unaltered cliffs that stand as a monument of the geological and biological history of the land at this State park.
Grace Episcopal Church was established in 1885, and is one of the earliest places of worship in Trenton. Though the church building is modest in size, it features striking architectural details, and is a well-maintained part of the city's history.
Fun for the whole family is available at this amusement center that includes a scenic 36 hole miniature golf course, batting cages, and concession stands.
The noted First Presbyterian Church in Goldsboro, North Carolina is precisely situated at 111 W. Ash Street. It occupies immense monumental value and is featured on the National Register of Historic Places. The church site was constructed in 1856. The ancient church is a massive representation of the Greek Revival style of architecture. The church invites all individuals wholeheartedly to worship the Lord. Apart from worship, the traditional service, Bible study, Communion and much more programs are actively organized. The Church tries to attain varied objectives through its numerous ministries. More insights can be sought after through their official website.
A historically significant cemetery, this cemetery features a Confederate monument that was erected in 1883 and contains the mass grave of 800 Civil War soldiers beneath it. The Jewish portion of the cemetery contains the graves of some of Goldsboro's most prominent citizens.
Located on the site of an earlier courthouse that was built in 1850, this beautiful courthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and features a memorial to World War I soldiers on its grounds, as well as a marker denoting the execution of John Lawson by Indians in 1710.