Visitors to Goldsboro will enjoy the many state and city parks. Herman Park is Goldsboro’s oldest and most popular park. Cliffs of the Neuse State Park is always a treat with cliffs rising 90 feet above the Neuse River. This North Carolina State Park offers hiking trails, river fishing, picnic areas, and camping. Cliffs of the Neuse State Park recently became an approved site on the NC Birding Trail.
History abounds in Goldsboro, NC. Visit the Goldsboro Union Station, placed on the National Register of Historic Places, and enjoy the architectural history. Civil War history buffs must visit the Willow Dale Cemetery where the mass grave of 800 Confederate soldiers is located.
One of the last major battles of the Civil War is in neighboring Johnson County. Visitors can view exhibits and artifacts at the Bentonville Battleground Historic Site.
Dubbed the “Educational Governor”, Governor Charles Aycock Birthplace Historic Site is a must see to learn about the history of the area and the history of this governor.