CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center, Kinston

4.7
The CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center showcases the State’s largest historic artifact and state of the art exhibits. The remains of the CSS Neuse and the associated artifacts were relocated to a fully enclosed and climate controlled facility at 100 N. Queen Street on June 23, 2012. After years of planning and hard work the museum held its grand opening on March 7, 2015.

The CSS Neuse was a Confederate Ironclad that was used in the Kinston, NC area during the Civil War. The ship was built at White Hall (now Seen Springs, NC) in 1862 and was completed in Kinston in 1864. The Gunboat was involved in the Battle of Wyse’s Forks (just outside of Kinston headed toward New Bern) before being scuttled by her own crew on March 11, 1865. The ship was recovered from the Neuse River by a few local men with help from the community between 1961-63. The State of North Carolina acquired control of the CSS Neuse in 1964 and the site officially opened in 1966 at 2612 W. Vernon Avenue.
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  • I went with a group of friends today. The guide went over and above his job informing us of the history! He was obviously very passionate about his job/knowledge!  more »
  • This museum is truly a sight to see when in Kinston. The Gunboat, once rotting at the bottom of the Neuse River has found its forever home on Queen St. Looking at it, you can really see how big...  more »
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  • Excellent presentation primarily from the Confederate point of view. Very informative and we'll done.
  • Worth a stop if you are in Kinston. Exhibit very well done.

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