Cell Phone Audio Tours
Wherever you are throughout Kinston, history is simply a phone call away! Simply use your personal cell phone to call (252) 523-8687 and listen to a short narration of historical information. By dialing different prompts you can learn about individual sites and attractions throughout the city. Stop by the Kinson-Lenoir County Visitors and Information Center at 101 East New Bern Road for a brochure of locations or look for Cell Tour Signs throughout the city.
Guided Nature Programs
Various interpretive programs available at Neuseway Nature Center. (252) 939-3367, www.neusewaypark.com
342 Taylor-Heath Road
(252) 523-7447 or (252) 775-1697
Please phone for schedules & hours of operation
Come on out to Moore’s Family Farm and enjoy a moonlight hay ride, “get lost” in the corn maze under the shadow of darkness, or visit by daylight and experience country life as it was in simpler times. Don’t miss the petting area and antique tool shed. Visit the gift shop, offering a unique variety of gifts, fall decorations, pumpkins, mums and wreaths.
Mother Earth Brewery Tours
Tours available by for individuals or groups. Reservations recommended. (252) 208-BIER or (252) 208-2437, www.motherearthbrewing.com
Tours available for the First Battle of Kinston and the Battle of Wyse Fork by appointment. (252) 522-0540
Public Art Walking Tour
Visitors can enjoy a Public Art Trail by picking up a map which identifies the locations of art. The collection includes large sculptures, benches, murals and other visual art all by NC artists. Maps are available at the Community Council for the Arts. (252) 527-2517, www.kinstoncca.com
Listen to an CD narrator as you drive the tour of the Wyse Fork Battlefield and surrounding area. Vivid descriptions of troop placements and movements bring history alive for you while you visit the sites fought over by Union and Confederate forces. Stop by the Kinson-Lenoir County Visitors and Information Center at 101 East New Bern Road to rent or purchase a CD.
You can also download PDF versions of each tour brochure here...
First Battle of Kinston- One block south of U.S. 70 East at the corner of Meadowbrook and Harriet Drives
Battle of Wyse Fork- Hwy 70 East toward New Bern near the community of Wyse Fork
Battle of Wyse Fork History and Driving Tour Audio
Download this podcast and listen to the narrator as you tour the Wyse Fork Battlefield and surrounding area. Vivid descriptions of troop placements and movements bring history alive for you while you visit the sites fought over by Union and Confederate forces.
This podcast is a 15-minute long audio recording in MP3 format you can download and play on your iPod or other MP3 player, or burn to a CD to play in your car as you tour the area.
Please be alert and drive carefully as you approach each tour site.
For a complete list of tour sites in the podcast and more information, please visit the Battle of Wyse Fork Tour page.
Bike riders cruising the trails of long ago, create today “Thunder in the Battlefields” as they travel the driving tours of the First Battle of Kinston and the Battle of Wyse Fork. The Battlefield Driving Tour Brochures with maps may be picked up at the Kinson-Lenoir County Visitors and Information Center at 101 East New Bern Road or King’s Restaurant Highway 70 East.