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Old Waynesborough Park

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Favorite place in Goldsboro

This is such an amazing place to come. You can just suck in the beauty and history! I love it here... read more

Reviewed January 13, 2019
Y9979FXannas
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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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Great for local history

We have been there several times. Very helpful people to help teach the local history and show... read more

Reviewed October 28, 2018
Lisa H
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Dudley, North Carolina
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Old Waynesborough Park is open 7 days a week and features four miles of walking trails along the banks of the Neuse and Little Rivers, on the site of Waynesborough, the original county seat of Wayne. We also have the Historical Village, a collection...more
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801 US Highway 117 Byp S, Goldsboro, NC 27530-5731
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Reviewed January 13, 2019 via mobile

This is such an amazing place to come. You can just suck in the beauty and history! I love it here, this is a must see for sure!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Y9979FXannas
NeilB3069, General Manager at Old Waynesborough Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much!

Reviewed October 28, 2018

We have been there several times. Very helpful people to help teach the local history and show historical building. Also several trails to hike, even down to the riverside, and lots of wildlife to see. Lots of local events take place onsite. The boy scouts...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lisa H
NeilB3069, Manager at Old Waynesborough Park, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Thanks for the awesome review! Come back and see us soon.

Reviewed June 26, 2018

I take my children to Old Waynesborough Park to have a picnic and walk the trails along the river. The picnic area is nice and shady. We love visiting the historical buildings as well.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Neil B, Manager at Old Waynesborough Park, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2018

Thank you for the great review. Come back and visit soon!

Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

While the main attraction might be the historic buildings, we bypassed these and went on a couple of the hiking trails. Here's the deal: the trails are a little overgrown in areas, and the trail markers are not clear in areas, causing you to backtrack...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Neil B, Manager at Old Waynesborough Park, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2018

Thank you for the kind words! We will be working on the trail markers soon to better guide visitors on the trails.

Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

It was a great place to let the Grand Boy play and run that energy off! The play equipment was in good Repair! All the clients were well behaved.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Stephen J
Neil B, Manager at Old Waynesborough Park, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2018

Thanks for the kind words!

Reviewed April 14, 2018

There is a Visitors Center with some exhibits but the main sights are about 15 buildings that have been brought to the property. They are close to each other so easy to walk around and visit but most all have steps. There are some trails...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank RaleighNCtravel
Neil B, Director at Old Waynesborough Park, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2018

Thank you for the review! We apologize that no one greeted you in the visitors center and will make sure this doesn't happen again.

Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

My wife had been told we should stop at Waynesboro park. We are glad we did. The welcome center was great, it had a lot of things from the area and a great firearms collection from the civil war. They have moved a number of...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Howard P
Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful park and amazing historical buildings to tour. The welcome center has a really interesting collection of civil war artifacts to see. The employee on staff today was very friendly and knowledgeable about the items and buildings on display. If you are travelling anywhere near...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed February 15, 2018

Old Waynesborough Park is located just west of Goldsboro at the site of the former town of Waynesborough. Originally the seat of Wayne County, the town began to lose residents with the coming of the railroad to nearby Goldsboro. What remained of the town was...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

There are many buildings to visit including a lawyers office, a schoolhouse, church, Quaker meeting house, printing press and more. Each building feels like your stepping through time with all the trimmings of yesteryear. There’s also a lovely park with plenty of picnic benches. There’s...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Margie P
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