Kinston Lenoir County Visitors and Information Center

Tourist Information Center in Kinston
Opening at 9:00 AM tomorrow
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The Great fire of Kinston happened February 28, 1895. It completely burned everything two blocks east and west of Queen Street, north of Caswell Street and south of Gordon Street.

Kinston History :242 years ago ... Richard Caswell was the first elected Governor of the state of North Carolina.
He took the oath of office on January 16 1777.


a year ago
We went into the Visitors Center by chance and instantly fell in love with the place. The wonderful lady seated at the welcome center treated my grandson like royalty. She talked to him on his level, showing him different things to do within Kinston, listening patiently as he explained why we needed things within walking distance and together they discovered a mutual love for the nature park. I know I will recommend a side trip to everyone.
- kim d
a year ago
DEFINITELY RECOMMEND!Excellent customer service and friendly, courteous staff with excellent knowledge of displayed artifacts! Very clean and we'll presented lots of things to see but still spacious enough to move thru with ease. Definitely stop by if your passing thru!
- Sara L
2 years ago
This is one of the nicest visitor centers I've seen in a while. There are a lot of museum quality pieces, plenty of local area brochures as well as info on other states. The decor is charming and even the restroom was nice.
- Jodi M

Visitor Center and Civil War Museum

We have visitor information for Kinston and Lenoir County. We also have regional information. We carry state  maps and visitor guides from almost every state.
We are located on a Civil War Battlefield and have artifacts on display.

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  • (252) 522-0004


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101 East New Bern Road
Kinston, NC 28504
United States

Business Hours

Mon:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat:10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sun:1:00 – 5:00 PM
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