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West Point on the Eno

  • 5101 N Roxboro Rd
  • Durham, NC 27704
  • Primary: (919) 471-1623
  • Fax: (919) 620-8175
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Combining natural beauty and history, West Point on the Eno is free park along the Eno River spanning 404 acres with three historic buildings. A rebuilt grist mill on the site of what was once the largest mill on the river operates once again after the original closed in 1942, and its products are sold on site. The restored house of the one-time mill owners is also available to tour, and the old tobacco packhouse is now home to the Hugh Mangum Museum of Photography.

There are also five miles of scenic trails along the river and the surrounding bluffs for hiking and fishing, picnic facilities available for rent, an amphitheater used for festivals and concerts, and the river itself, with a natural play space and rapids that can be explored on a paddling trip.

  • Business Hours: Historic Buildings open Apr 6-Dec 15: Sa-Su, 1pm-5pm.
  • Miles to VIC: 5.30
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  • Avg. Tour Length: 1-2 hours
  • Comments Regarding Groups: Apr-Dec: Sa-Su, Tours: 1pm-5pm
  • Group Rates: Free Admission
  • Scheduling Policy: Must call for reservations for picnic shelter.
  • Tour Type: Self-Guided & Guided
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History Hike: Though Hugh's View

Hugh Magnum’s family called West Point home for many years, and Hugh photographed the area for many of them. Visit some of the many locations he captured through his camera lens. This hike w…

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A Kid's Life: The WRITE Way (ages 5-12)

Have you ever written a letter by hand? Try out writing tools from the 19th century and how find out how people got the word out before the internet. Drop-in program, no registration required. …

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Join in for the 30th annual Halloween event, an evening full of fun for the whole family! Designed particularly for children ages 12 and younger, this special event features campfire stories and …

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History Hike: Hidden West Point

West Point on the Eno was home to many folks, many of whom left indelible marks on the landscape. Join an on- and off-trail hike that will explore abandoned home sites, old road beds, former …

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A Kid's Life: World War I Poppies and Peg Dolls

Celebrate Veterans Day and the 100 year anniversary of the end of World War I at West Point on the Eno. You’ll get to learn about Durham residents’ life and involvement during World War …

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History Hike: Life Around the Mill

When the West Point Mill was in its heyday, mills were often the center of vibrant communities. Step back in time and learn about community life in rural North Carolina. This hike will be about t…

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Milling Around West Point

How do our millers keep the West Point Mill running? Go behind the scenes with our Head Miller and help us run the mill for a day. You’ll open the sluicebox gates, fill the hopper, and engage …

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Holiday Open House

Join this annual winter tradition! Enjoy refreshments, historic holiday decorations, festive music, and holiday crafts from yesteryear. No need to register - just come on out, rain or shine!

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Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau
212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
Toll Free: (800) 446-8604