Old Waynesborough Park

Old Waynesborough Park, Goldsboro: Hours, Address, Old Waynesborough Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Old Waynesborough Park
4.5
Historic Sites • Parks
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
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. The visitors' center and village are open Friday & Saturday 9AM-5PM and Sunday 1PM-5PM. We also have the Historical Village, a collection of historic buildings from around the county including a Quaker meeting house, one-room school, and turn of the century lawyer's office. Each building is open to the public during open hours. The visitors center contains the Hamilton collection, one of the finest privately held Civil War collections in the country. Admission is free. We also rent our facilities for weddings, receptions, reunions, and other similar events. See our website or call us for information.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Danes1221
Wilson, NC123 contributions
seems nice enough
Apr 2021 • Family
stopped by today and was not impressed. the entrance to the park is full of road debris. when we entered the visitor center, despite there being two staff members present, we were not greeted or even acknowledged by either of them. never even looked up despite the chimes when the door opened and our looking at every exhibit as we walked around. all of the buildings were closed, despite the park being open and no signs stating that all the buildings were closed. very disappointing. they’re also not in the best condition and all of the signage has been removed so there is no information or context. we continued on and walked all the trails. the trails are covered with small trash and debris and broken glass. the trails are somewhat clearly marked. on one trail we arrived at a bridge that was 2/3 gone. only the framing and rusted nails sticking up. the caution tape was long gone and we were forced to circle back. overall, the park is very run down and the staff was quite rude. would only go back if the buildings were open.
Written April 8, 2021
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Angela B
14 contributions
Great picnic area
Sep 2020 • Family
Unfortunately, we weren’t able to stay to see the restored buildings etc, because we were on a long drive. We just stopped off to use the picnic facilities. There is a very pleasant picnic ground with many picnic tables under large live oak shade trees. There are also rest room facilities and plenty of space for kids to run around.
Written September 19, 2020
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Anna S
Goldsboro, NC22 contributions
Favorite place in Goldsboro
Nov 2018 • Family
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!
Written January 13, 2019
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Thank you so much!
Written April 4, 2019
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Lisa H
Dudley, NC5 contributions
Great for local history
Jul 2018 • Family
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 also have many events there, and do service projects for them.
Written October 28, 2018
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Thanks for the awesome review! Come back and see us soon.
Written October 29, 2018
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ad9891
Goldsboro, NC20 contributions
Beautiful place to spend the day
Sep 2017 • Family
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.
Written June 26, 2018
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Thank you for the great review. Come back and visit soon!
Written July 23, 2018
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Thedrstwo
Raleigh, NC569 contributions
Wonderful
Jun 2018 • Couples
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 once or twice. HOWEVER, this is a free park, with requests for donations AND the trails are interesting, not too difficult, and offer variety for families who may want a shorter or longer hike. The positives far outweigh slightly overgrown trails. We will return again and again.
Written June 20, 2018
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Thank you for the kind words! We will be working on the trail markers soon to better guide visitors on the trails.
Written June 25, 2018
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Stephen J
8 contributions
Day at the park
Jun 2018 • Family
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.
Written June 18, 2018
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Thanks for the kind words!
Written June 25, 2018
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RaleighNCtravel
Raleigh, NC470 contributions
Impressive
Apr 2018 • Couples
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 which we did not take. It is impressive to see that has been done. The only not good thing was the person in the Center who never spoke to us, not even a welcome as she was busy talking on her cell phone. (4/13/18).
Written April 14, 2018
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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.
Written May 5, 2018
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Howard P
Emerald Isle, NC141 contributions
Neat place to visit and learn the history of the area
Mar 2018 • Couples
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 old buildings from the area to show what life would have been when Waynesboro was the county seat. The people were great to answer so many of my questions. I want to return to help out with some repairs and on going maintenance on the old buildings.
Written March 22, 2018
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Sapphhira
Napanee, Canada52 contributions
Wonderful discovery on a mini quest day trip!
Feb 2018 • Couples
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 the Goldsboro area this is a great little museum to visit and on a nice day the park and trails behind are perfect for a picnic lunch and to stretch your legs. Reasonably close to the downtown areas you can grab subs or whatever to-go and come here to eat and explore!
Written February 24, 2018
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Old Waynesborough Park is open:
  • Sun - Sat 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM