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CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Excellent.

This place is quite interesting and informative about a little known aspect of the civil war. The... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
blstxi
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Kents Store, Virginia
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Great exhibit of one of the only Confederate States Navy Ships

You'll not regret coming to Kinston to check out this original Confederate States Ship, Neuse. The... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Keith H
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Kinston, North Carolina
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The CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center showcases the State’s largest historic artifact and state of the art exhibits. The remains of the CSS Neuse and the associated artifacts were relocated to a fully enclosed and climate controlled facility...more
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100 N Queen St, Kinston, NC 28501-4928
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place is quite interesting and informative about a little known aspect of the civil war. The remains of the ship are quite impressive and while it may not be a game changer it is a sign if progress from other warships

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

You'll not regret coming to Kinston to check out this original Confederate States Ship, Neuse. The Neuse ran aground during the civil war in Kinston. Was not uncovered until the 1960's. Spent many years elsewhere on display before finally getting a permanent resting spot in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Keith H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 9 AM-5 PM Cost: $5 adults $4 age 65+ $4 military $3 age 3-12 Replete with history, the Center also impresses because of the sheer scale of the wooden hull of the 155-foot long CSS Ram Neuse as you walk beneath. Burned to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 3, 2019

The Ironclad (ship) featured here, included multiple displays and various stations to help you navigate the museum. It was an inexpensive afternoon of a good tour, and great information.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Randy K
Reviewed January 9, 2019 via mobile

Interesting small museum dedicated to piece of civil war relic. Great display of recovered artifact and interpretive presentation.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Charles F A
Governor Richar... M, Program Coordinator at CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2019

Thank you so much for the compliment and taking time to review our museum!

Reviewed December 10, 2018 via mobile

My friend and I visited this museum on a gloomy Saturday afternoon in December. The pleasant staff greeted us warmly as we walked in. It was the day of the Kinston Christmas parade so admission was free and there were free cookies and apple cider...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Governor Richar... M, Program Coordinator at CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our site. We always love to hear positive feedback from our visitors. Please follow us on social media for up to date information on upcoming events. Have a great day!!!

Reviewed November 10, 2018

Located near a nature center and the iconic Chef And The Farmer restaurant, this museum is dedicated to Kinston's experiences during the Civil War centering around the wreck of the confederate ironclad CSS Neuse. The facility is well constructed and well designed. The remains of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank margaret r
Governor Richar... M, Program Coordinator at CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2018

Margaret, Thank you so much for visiting Kinston and taking the time to review our museum. It is always nice to hear positive feedback about our small community and all it has to offer. We hope you will come back to visit us soon and...More

Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

This is a great replica of the original CSS Nuese. We were able to go inside and tour and see the big guns. Treffic amount of history.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Doodleebks
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

Located on a corner in downtown Kinston the building and interior displays show a tremendous amount of planning to present the history of the CSS Neuse, named after the local river. Included are the remains of the original base of the Ironclad with a interpretation...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JohnKBachmann
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

This museum is the worst! It shows a lack of consideration for the Native and Afro people who originally occupied the area that fought hard and had no choice but to survive injustice everyday until it became illegal in soft terms. My whole group was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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