Facilities at Aycock Birthplace

Directions

Take U.S. 117 north nine miles from Goldsboro or U.S. 117 south fourteen miles from Wilson. Turn right (from Goldsboro) or left (from Wilson) on Governor Aycock Road. The site is one-half mile on the right.

From Interstate 95 take the U.S. 301 exit at Kenly. Take N.C. 222 east for ten miles to Fremont. Turn right (south) on U.S. 117. Go two miles and turn left on Governor Aycock Road. The site is one-half mile on the right.

Facilities

Historic Structures
The reconstructed boyhood home of Governor Aycock is furnished with pieces from the mid-nineteenth century. A detached kitchen, pantry, smokehouse, outhouse, corn barn, and stables make up the remainder of the farmstead. An 1893 one-room schoolhouse is also at the site.
Visitor Center
Exhibits and an audiovisual program showcase the life and contributions of Governor Aycock. A copy of Aycock’s genealogy is also available for research.
Trails, Monuments, Outdoor Exhibit
Aycock’s parents, siblings, and other descendants are buried in the family cemetery. (Governor Aycock is buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh.) The site has an heirloom kitchen garden, sheep, and poultry.
Handicapped Accessibility
The visitor center is fully accessible. The historic buildings have steps and are not fully accessible. A video tour and photo album are available in the visitor center.
Picnic Facilities
Eight picnic tables are available at the site.
Gift Shop
A sales desk is located in the visitor center with items related to Aycock and North Carolina history.

Programs, Group Activities

Living history demonstrations are held most Wednesdays in April, May, October, and November. Hands-on activities are offered for scheduled groups of ten or more. Groups can make candles, butter, or whizzers for a small fee. The season and weather affect what can be offered.

Guided Tours

Guided tours are available throughout the day. We request that groups schedule in advance.

Fees

No admission fees. Fee for hands-on activities for scheduled groups is $2 per person.


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