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Seymour Johnson AFB Arts and Culture

Learn about North Carolina’s past and cultural contributions by visiting any one of the many local museums and historical sites. Residents enjoy a wealth of artistic endeavors, from theaters to music to dance and more.

82nd Airborne Division Museum

910-432-3443
5108 Ardennes St.
Fort Bragg, NC 28310
www.82ndairbornedivisionmuseum.com

One of the oldest and largest organizational museums in the Army system, the 82nd Airborne Division Museum showcases the history of America’s strategic response force. The museum’s collection includes more than 5,000 artifacts, with more than a million photographs and documents in the archives. The museum’s airpark displays aircraft from throughout airborne history, as well as numerous artillery pieces. The museum also has a number of memorials and monuments, including the Global War on Terrorism Memorial. Annual museum attendance exceeds 75,000.

The museum is free and open to the public. Visit the museum’s website for hours of operation.

Arts Council of Wayne County

919-736-3300
102 N. John St.
Goldsboro, NC 27530
www.artsinwayne.org

The Arts Council of Wayne County promotes art and artists in Wayne County, offering performances, exhibitions, workshops, art classes, galleries, studios and more. All exhibits are free.

Historical Sites in Wayne County

www.visitgoldsboronc.com

Wayne County has a rich history — check it out by visiting any one of the historical markers or areas on the National Register of Historic Places. See the site of the battle of Goldsboro Bridge, where 2,000 Confederate forces attempted to stop Gen. John Foster’s 12,000 troops from destroying the railroad bridge. Trails in the area take visitors to historical markers where events of the battle are detailed. Visit the Mount Olive Historic District, a pre-Civil War village that was occupied by Union soldiers in Foster’s Raid in 1862. For a full list of historical places in Wayne County, visit the Goldsboro Wayne County Travel & Tourism website at www.greatergoldsboro.com.

The Paramount Theatre

919-583-8432
139 S. Center St.
Goldsboro, NC 27530
www.goldsboroparamount.com

Built in 1882 and reconstructed in 2008, the Paramount Theatre is the headquarters for Goldsboro’s performing arts. Concerts, benefits, music and dance recitals, and performances are held in the state-of-the-art facility, which houses a 500-seat auditorium.

Wayne County Museum

919-734-5023
116 N. William St.
Goldsboro, NC 27530
www.waynemuseum.org

Located in the heart of downtown Goldsboro, the Wayne County Museum explores the county’s history with rotating and permanent exhibits. Learn about the War Between the States and notable Wayne County natives. Visit the museum’s website for hours and information on upcoming museum events.

 

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