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CSS Neuse State Historic Site

2612 West Vernon Avenue, Kinston, NC 28504, USA

A glimpse into one of our nation's most pivotal wars can be found at the historic site within the city of Kinston. Here you can see up close the remnants of the ironclad gunboat, the CSS Neuse. The CSS Neuse was 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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From US 70, take the US 70 Business (Vernon Avenue) exit. Site is approximately one half mile from exit. Follow signs.

Visitor Services

Handicapped accessibility, restrooms, and gift shop on site.

Regular Events

Third weekend in November, annual Confederate Navy/Marine/artillery living history weekend.

Available Interpretation

Orientation video, tours, and Civil War Trails marker. Historians on staff.

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Admission Fee

Donations accepted.


Tuesday-Saturday, 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M., last tour starts at 4:00 P.M. Closed: all State Holidays. Please call ahead to verify hours of operation, as hours May change depending on time of year.



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