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West Point on the Eno

  • 5101 N Roxboro Rd
  • Durham, NC 27704
  • Primary: (919) 471-1623
  • Fax: (919) 620-8175
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Combining natural beauty and history, West Point on the Eno is free park along the Eno River spanning 404 acres with three historic buildings. A rebuilt grist mill on the site of what was once the largest mill on the river operates once again after the original closed in 1942, and its products are sold on site. The restored house of the one-time mill owners is also available to tour, and the old tobacco packhouse is now home to the Hugh Mangum Museum of Photography.

There are also five miles of scenic trails along the river and the surrounding bluffs for hiking and fishing, picnic facilities available for rent, an amphitheater used for festivals and concerts, and the river itself, with a natural play space and rapids that can be explored on a paddling trip.

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  • Business Hours: Historic Buildings open Apr 6-Dec 15: Sa-Su, 1pm-5pm.
  • Miles to VIC: 5.30
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  • Avg. Tour Length: 1-2 hours
  • Comments Regarding Groups: Apr-Dec: Sa-Su, Tours: 1pm-5pm
  • Group Rates: Free Admission
  • Scheduling Policy: Must call for reservations for picnic shelter.
  • Tour Type: Self-Guided & Guided
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Mill-To-Mill Hike: West Point to Guess Mill

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Time Travelers' Trunk: Woman's History Month

Pack your traveling trunk and go back in time to explore the history that surrounds us. Each third Thursday, bring your preschooler for an hour of history-themed reading and activities. Children m…


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Seasonal Foraging Hike

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History Hike: Surveying West Point's Boundries

You will be going off trail on this History Hike to learn about how colonial surveyors would have surveyed the land and how it is done today. This hike will be off trail and about 2 miles long. Meet …


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Annual Photography Show

The photography program at Riverside High School is centered on the idea that the Arts are crucial to the development of adolescent minds. In four photography classes offered to his students, Jon …


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Opening Reception: Annual Photography Show

In this photography exhibit, Jon Twietmeyer's senior photography students at Riverside High School put four years of artistic exploration on display. Join Twietmeyer and students for an opening …


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32nd Annual Egg Hunt and West Point on the Eno

Egg hunters wanted at the 32nd Annual Egg Hunt at West Point on the Eno. Children will be divided into groups according to their age for the egg hunt. Find the golden egg and win an extra prize! All …


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Time Travelers' Trunk: Exploration

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Food Traditions of the South: Greens

The American South’s food traditions have a complicated, complex, curious history. Come eat your way through a seasonal meal built around Greens—collards, turnips, mustard, and …


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Intro to Film Photography (Through 5/12)

Dust of that old 35 mm film camera—you know, the one at the back your closet or junk drawer—and learn how to really use it. Join Jon Twietmeyer, photographer and Riverside High School …


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Survival 101

If the zombie apocalypse was real or you took a time machine back a few hundred years, could you survive? Would you know how to make fire for warmth and food preparation, find water without getting …


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Time Travelers' Trunk: Innovations

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Drop a Line: Cane Pole and Linen Line Fishing

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Gallery Talk: Annual Photography Show

Join Jon Twietmeyer and several of his senior photography students from Riverside High School as they guide you through their current exhibit. Each photograph has a story—from scouting the …


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A Kid's Life: Bountiful Blooms all Year Long

Try your hand at some of the ways children during the Victorian Era enjoyed spring’s bountiful blooms long after the season’s end. Learn about methods of preserving flowers and make your …


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