March 24 - March 26

Civil War History Weekend

Sold out! Join Our State and author Philip Gerard as we tour Kinston’s Civil War historical sites and learn what life was like during the years of 1861 – 1865. Package Includes: Two nights’ accommodations at the Kinston Hampton Inn Friday night pig pickin’ from Kings BBQ Restaurant Saturday night dinner at Chef and the

Sold out!

Join Our State and author Philip Gerard as we tour Kinston’s Civil War historical sites and learn what life was like during the years of 1861 – 1865.

    Package Includes:

  • Two nights’ accommodations at the Kinston Hampton Inn
  • Friday night pig pickin’ from Kings BBQ Restaurant
  • Saturday night dinner at Chef and the Farmer, Vivian Howard’s restaurant featured on her PBS television show A Chef’s Life
  • Saturday lunch at Queen Street Deli
  • Breakfast Saturday and Sunday
  • All tours and talks

    Itinerary Highlights:

  • Philip Gerard’s talk on “The Kinston Hangings,” plus time to chat with Philip informally throughout the weekend
  • Private reception and tour at CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center
  • Visit to the CSS Neuse II, the world’s only full-sized facsimile of a Confederate gunboat
  • Private tour of an antebellum plantation
  • Guided tour and talk at historic Harmony Hall
  • History experience at the Battle of Wyse Fork Civil War Battlefield
  • Sunday morning music program at Harriet’s Chapel, located adjacent to the site of the First Battle of Kinston and used as a Confederate hospital after that first battle