CSS Neuse State Historic Site & Governor Richard Caswell Memorial

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The site of the CSS Neuse, one of three Civil War ironclads, and the Richard Caswell Memorial rests on the banks of the Neuse River and tells stories that span two American wars. There is also a visitors center and exhibits including a guided tour of gunboat. Demonstrations are available for scheduled groups. Caswell Memorial is a self-guided museum depicting the life and career of North Carolina's first elected governor.

2612 W. Vernon Ave. (US 70 Bus.)
Kinston, NC 28504
Phone: (252)522-2091
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Harmony Hall

One of the oldest homes in Lenoir County, Harmony Hall has been tastefully restored with authentic 18th century furnishings. Built in 1772

Kinston, NC Historic Homes

Caswell Center Museum and Visitor Center

The only museum for the feeble minded in NC, possibly the only one in the US. Filled with orginal artifacts, Caswell Center was established in 1911 as the first school for the feeble minded in NC. The museum documents the early history of early retardation and institution life in the US. Kinston/

Kinston, NC Museums

Things to do Memorials near Kinston, NC

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