CSS Neuse

Visit the ironclad gunboat CSS Neuse, which was used by the Confederate Army to try and retake the city of New Bern. See the remnant of the ship’s hull, and a scale model of the original ship. The Neuse is an invaluable look into American history and life during the Civil War with weapons, tools, and stories about the crew members on display. Two school programs educate students on life at sea and at home during the Civil War, using primary sources to compare life then to today. Fall and spring living history programs feature Civil War-related demonstrations.
Contact Info 
Address: 100 North Queen Street, Kinston, NC 28501. Lenoir County. Tel: 252-522-2107. Email: cssneuse@ncdcr.gov. Website: www.nchistoricsites.org/neuse. Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 9AM-5PM.
Trip Info 
Grade Level: 4th-8th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Cost: Free.
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Language Arts/English, Social Studies.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue