West Point on the Eno, Durham

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West Point on the Eno is a city park and historical center covering 388 acres (1.57 km2) in Durham, Durham County, North Carolina.

Several historical structures are conserved on the site:

West Point Mill - a reproduction colonial-era mill that is now a museum.

Hugh Mangum Museum of Photography - located in the restored tobacco packhouse, features historic photographs from the late 19th and early 20th century from negatives found in the packhouse, also historic camera equipment

McCown-Mangum House - home to one of the mill's owners, restored 1850s farmhouse with late 19th-century furnishings, open for toursOther facilities include:

Amphitheatre - includes a large open field, lawn seating, stage, electricity, water, parking

5 miles of trails

Picnic facilities

Canoe access to the Eno River

Natural Play Space - a play area for children
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  • Love visiting West Point on the Eno. There are historical buildings right off of the parking area and a small dam nearby. There are a few trails to take, I have taken the one along the river that...  more »
  • Ok for a photo shoot, but I should have picked a time when the mill was running. Maybe in the spring it will rate a 5  more »
  • Awesome, Well Maintained Historical Nature Area. The Old Mill and Water Wheel and Dam are Beautiful! The Museum is full of history and Indian Artifacts and the Staff are Passionate about the history and the Natural World surrounding. The trails are super well marked and Maintained. I grew up chasing minnows and tadpoles over 30 years ago, and West Point On the Eno has always been AMAZING for Families....We went to camps, and now My 7yo does...I have been hiking at night with Fantastic Guides, canoeing, and even Birthday parties growing up. Quality Preservation of History and Nature!
  • This is the kind of public space that every city wishes for, but only a few get. A slow cool river, banked by scenic, easily hiked hills. A historic and functional mill. A zealous citizen support group and a yearly music festival. Truly a green Jewel and an irreplaceable treasure.

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