One of our favorite parts of living in North Carolina is the opportunities it provides to learn about American history. And because North Carolina was one of the 13 original colonies, there is A LOT of history. Both the history we can be proud of, and the history that should make us hang our heads. We strongly believe it is important to learn about both, and we are thankful for that opportunity so we can raise Peter to be better than those who came before him.
That being said, one historical place we recently visited and loved was West Point on the Eno. This park is part of the North Carolina Civil War Trails and was part of a truce line when General Sherman and General Johnston were negotiating the Confederate terms of surrender. Besides plenty of beautiful nature trails and access to stunning portions of the Eno River, there are also a number of historic buildings in the park like the McCown-Mangum House and a mill. Some of the historic buildings are even open for tours on the weekend, and we would suggest checking out the Durham Parks and Recreation's website for more details.
You can find our more about our adventure exploring West Point on the Eno in our Instastories highlights. Let us know in the comments if you have been out to this park or if you have any questions about our trip there!
(Note: We're currently working on updating our website with our reviews. This review was originally posted on Instagram and Facebook on June 18, 2020.)