Our rich history is laden with stories of Tuscarora Indians, steamboats, Revolutionary skirmishes, and Civil War battles. The world’s longest railroad once ran through our county, and we are proud to be home to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, home of the 4th Fighter Wing and the 916th Refueling Wing.
BATTLE OF BENTONVILLE
Fought March 19-21, 1865, the Battle of Bentonville was the last full-scale action of the Civil War in which a Confederate army was able to mount a tactical offensive. This major battle, the largest ever
fought in North Carolina, was the only significant attempt to defeat the large Union army of Gen. William T. Sherman during its march through the Carolinas in the spring of 1865.
5466 Harper House Rd., Four Oaks, NC 27524
(910) 594-0789 | www.nchistoricsites.org/bentonvi/
OLD WAYNESBOROUGH HISTORICAL VILLAGE
The park is located on the site of the former town of Waynesborough, the original seat of Wayne County from 1787 until 1847. The park consists of a village featuring nine historic buildings from across the county. These include a school, lawyer’s office, and Quaker meeting house. Designated on the NC Birding Trail, Waynesborough Village offers 150 acres along the Neuse and Little Rivers with over four miles of walking trails through open spaces, forest, and cypress swamp.
Our facilities are available for weddings, reunions, camping, and other special events.
801 S. US 117, Goldsboro, NC 27530
(919) 731-1653 | www.oldwaynesborough.org
CIVIL WAR HISTORY TRAIL
Goldsboro was an important railroad junction during the Civil War. Confederate troops were stationed here to guard the city and report for duty by rail. These trail sites included Foster’s Raid, Battle of Goldsborough Bridge and Battle of Whitehall. Breastworks were built to protect the city. Remains are still visible along Claiborne Street. For more information on Civil War Trails, visit www.civilwartrails.org.
DAVID JOHN AARON HISTORICAL MUSEUM
137 E. Main St., Mount Olive, NC 28365 | www.mtolivemuseum.com