CSS Neuse and Governor Caswell Memorial

Visit CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center and Governor Caswell Memorial

Glimpses into two of our nation's most pivotal wars can be found in one historic site within the city of Kinston. Here you will explore the celebrated life of Richard Caswell, the first governor of the independent state of North Carolina. You will also see up close the remnants of the ironclad gunboat CSS Neuse, a product of the Confederate navy's ill-fated attempt to regain control of the lower Neuse River and retake the city of New Bern during the Civil War.

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Location and Hours

CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center
100 N. Queen St.
Kinston, NC 28501

Tuesday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Sunday, Monday, and most major holidays

Phone: 252-522-2107
Email: cssneuse@ncdcr.gov

Gov. Caswell Memorial
2612 W. Vernon Ave. (U.S. 70 Bus.)
Kinston, NC 28504

Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Phone: 252-522-2091
Email: cssneuse@ncdcr.gov

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