CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center

Visit the ironclad gunboat CSS Neuse, which was used by the Confederate Army in a failed attempt to retake the city of New Bern and restore control of the lower Neuse River. In the 1960s, over 15,000 items were found in the steam-powered ram, which is the largest amount of artifacts ever to be produced from a Confederate ship. The CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center provides an invaluable look into American history and life during the Civil War with weapons, tools, and stories about the crew members on display. On field trips to the center, students, homeschoolers, and campers will see the remnants of the ship’s hull and a scale model of the original ship.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 9AM-5PM.

School

CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center’s field trip tours and programs educate students on life at sea and at home during the Civil War. Each tour begins with a 10-minute orientation video. Programs aim to teach students about Civil War medicine, weapons, uniforms, soldier life, and more. Students can also learn about what life was like for children during the Civil War with activities involving 19th-century toys and games. Spring living history programs feature Civil War demonstrations. Field trips meet North Carolina Essential Standards. All field trips must be booked in advance.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
Civil War, U.S. history, military, war, historical figures, culture, geography, technology.

contact info
Name: Rachel Kennedy
Phone: 252-526-9600 ext. 222
Email: rachel.kennedy@ncdcr.gov

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Self-Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Free

Historic Site Lesson Plan

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Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

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CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center

Visit the ironclad gunboat CSS Neuse, which was used by the Confederate Army in a failed attempt to retake the city of New Bern and restore control of the lower Neuse River. In the 1960s, over 15,000 items were found in the steam-powered ram, which is the largest amount of artifacts ever to be produced from a Confederate ship. The CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center provides an invaluable look into American history and life during the Civil War with weapons, tools, and stories about the crew members on display. On field trips to the center, students, homeschoolers, and campers will see the remnants of the ship’s hull and a scale model of the original ship.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 9AM-5PM.

Camp

Summer camp groups will have a fun time while learning about the Civil War on field trips to the CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center. After watching an orientation video, campers can participate in the center’s educational programs. Campers can explore what life was like for children living during the Civil War era through toys and games, and even see weapons demonstrations. Other programs focus on several aspects of the Civil War, including uniforms, medicine, weapons, soldier life, and more. Reservations are required for all field trips.

contact info
Name: Rachel Kennedy
Phone: 252-526-9600 ext. 222
Email: rachel.kennedy@ncdcr.gov

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Self-Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Free

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

View Lesson Plan>>

CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center

Visit the ironclad gunboat CSS Neuse, which was used by the Confederate Army in a failed attempt to retake the city of New Bern and restore control of the lower Neuse River. In the 1960s, over 15,000 items were found in the steam-powered ram, which is the largest amount of artifacts ever to be produced from a Confederate ship. The CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center provides an invaluable look into American history and life during the Civil War with weapons, tools, and stories about the crew members on display. On field trips to the center, students, homeschoolers, and campers will see the remnants of the ship’s hull and a scale model of the original ship.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 9AM-5PM.

Homeschool

Field trips to the CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center educate homeschool groups about life at sea and at home during the Civil War. Each tour begins with a 10-minute orientation film. Educational programs focus on Civil War uniforms, medicine, weapons, soldier life, and more. Homeschoolers will get an idea of what life was like for children during the Civil War with activities involving 19th-century toys and games. During the spring, living history programs feature Civil War demonstrations. Field trips must be reserved in advance.

topics covered:
Social studies, Civil War, U.S. history, military, war, historical figures, culture, geography, technology.

contact info
Name: Rachel Kennedy
Phone: 252-526-9600 ext. 222
Email: rachel.kennedy@ncdcr.gov

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Self-Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Free

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

View Lesson Plan>>

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