Reviews of CSS Neuse State Historical (Museum)

100 N Queen St, Kinston, NC 28501, United States

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Right now the business receives a rating of 4.7 out of 5 and the score is based on 61 reviews.

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Amanda Abernathy

JaNeanne Miles

This exhibit is very well done and there are plans to expand it more. Be sure to visit when you are in Kinston.


If you are visiting Kinston you must go!

Jacqueline Sharpe

Jonathon Cowan

Really nice place to visit

Kenneth Blaylock

For a new site they are doing wonders. Very knowledgeable staff.

Richard Hill

History Details not taught. Great information!

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Stephen Edmunds

Very informative and interesting experience. The video was a a brief overview of the history that focused on the recovery more than historical evidence of the vessel. The museum is a permanent enclosure for the vessel with minor interactive exhibit and also holds other period articles for reference. The museum could improve the other areas of the presented exhibits that would provide a more in depth look into the historical era and engage the audience for which they serve.

Chris Harper

Very nicely put together Museum. The actual remains of the ship are pretty cool. You can go view the replica of the ship which it has actual documentation to be a real ship by the coast guard for free. It cost $5 for adults and $4 for seniors and $3 for children to get into the museum. It's worth the time to learn a little bit about some interesting history

Larissa Schulz

My family enjoyed visiting this museum. It was historical, interesting, clean and definitely had a WOW factor to it. Something interesting for everyone to see there. The multiple floors were accessible via stairs and/or elevator...good for anyone with a stroller or wheelchair.

Paul F. Herzog

Very nice CW museum for s town of Kingston’s size. The remains of the Confederate ironclad, CSS Nuese, is well presented and interpreted. Worth going to see if you are a CW enthusiast or jus interested in history.

Hans Rasmussen

A wonderful surprise. I've driven past it for years and decided to explore one day as I had time to kill. What a well thought out piece of history. It is worth admission.

Isabels Dad

Worth the $5 fee. I took my daughter as a homeschool field trip. No regrets. Nice and helpful staff. The short video at the start of the tour is not overwhelming with data but worth the time. The museum itself is not 100% complete but but 90% for sure. They host special homeschool events at a minimal cost, $1. Yes $1 per person. Inside is what is left of the CSS Nuese with an outline hanging above showing what the rest of the ironclad would have looked like. The info boards are very to the point and easy to read. I like that there is not a hint of pro-confederate ideas presented, it is very neutral. On the second floor where it isn't fully completed is some great history of Kinston that specifically addresses both black, freed and slaved, and white folks quality of life. Take the time to walk to the park where the life size model of the Neuse sits. While you're downtown walk a bit to some of the shops before stopping for lunch. Plenty of great places to eat. Support local.

Jessica Marine Sharp

Was very cool! Would love to go back when I have more time to read. Hard to do with a 2 year old...

Meribeth Ives

Super clean museum. Walking distance to resturants, and replica

Kevin Rumsey

Would love to visit

Timothy Smith

Excellent educational opportunity! We went when there was a group discussing the medicines and medics of the time, and they brought, displayed and explained all manner of props and artifacts.

Heather Clark

Daniel Rodgers

Max Valdman

W Newcomb

It's cool to learn about the history of this area. I especially liked the section dedicated to women. My daughter liked the kid's dress up area.


Suzanne Granato

adrian vergot

This small museum (ah, wait, wait... "Interpretive Center"... technically not designated a "museum"... a rose is a rose is a rose) is actually a very nice gem offset along 70's artery to the crystal coast. The "museum" is clean, air conditioned, detailed, and with the partial reconstruction of the actual warship it gives you a perfect perspective regarding ironclad designs and tactics. If you are on vacation with your family it is well worth making this a way-point.

Theresa Burton

Excellent history

Sharon D'Andrea

Absolutely wonderful experience the people were so friendly and nice and the food was exceptional. Definitely go back there many times. Just wish they were open for dinner

John Holman

This is a gem in Kinston, NC. The Neuse is a unique archeological time capsule that is very professionally presented to visitors. With out a doubt something to see should you find yourself in the area.

Susan Keith

Highly disappointed they do not return phone calls no matter how many messages you leave

Carol Adams

Ee Barsh

A truly enjoyable experience. A great history lesson. Rachel and Gary really knew their stuff.

Cole Marsh

Dennis Wood

Awesome museum! Make sure you also go to the full-size replica on Heritage Street.

David Williams

Joe Cannon

Fun and interesting

Carleton Borden

Kinston has the best preserved remnant of an iron clad warship from the civil war and a reproduction to scale to walk inside. very cool.

Ryan King

Great piece of history and the staff presented a lot of great facts and information.

Lewis Winston

Larry Barber

Great historic information on a time we should never forget. Old warship is interesting.

gus engwis

Amazingly huge! And quiet.

Donna Smith

Historic and informationall

Laura Fu

Driven past dozens of times en route to Atlantic Beach. Finally stopped with my two young nephews. It's an unassuming building in a quiet downtown, but one of the best history museums I've been to. Clean space, friendly and knowledgeable staff, beautiful exhibits. The kids enjoyed the interactive parts, like ringing a bell and going inside an old civil war tent. The adults enjoyed the history that we never even knew from this area. It was just a really beautifully maintained exhibit. And the little gift shop had something for all of us! Plus the bathroom was really nice, so it served as a great rest stop on our way through too. I highly recommend it!

Maranda Hess

Erin Cline

An wonderful piece of history right here in North Carolina. The boat, which sat at yhe bottom of the Nuese River for so long, now sits on it's permenant stand inside. It was awe inspiring to look at a piece of history. Cheap to get in, and there's a replica across the street!



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Chad Chandonnet

A very interesting place. I love history and learned a few things I didn't know from the video they showed. It was an impressive sight to see how big the CSS Neuse was, especially being able to look at it from above. They do have a few examples of other things staged around the room but I felt there could have been more. Would have given 5 stars if they were to find a little more interesting method of display, but all in all well worth a visit!

Audrey Shapiro

Garrett Harper

Lydia Jenkins


Kimberly Arrington

Great historic information

Carla B. Zimmerman

Booshie Clementine

Craig Bennett II

The museum itself is a city or state own museum. This means people who pay taxes pays for it. However, after 40 years of being free. They are now charging $5 per person to look at the real boat. To top that off, they even admit their free 10 minute video is very inaccurate due to some discoveries over the past few years. I understand if a private museum asked for money. But, why would I pay for something 2 times? On top of that. Why am I going to pay for something I can see online for free? If you have to charge. At least charge $1 per head at most. $5 per person gets expensive fast when you bring your family to just see the real boat.

Tim Culp

Great Museum for a quick stop

Patti Swinehart

Jeff Baker

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