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West Point On The Eno
5000 North Roxboro Road
Durham, NC 27704
(919) 471-1623
Park Description

This 388-acre natural and historic park is located along a two-mile stretch of the scenic Eno River, six miles north of downtown Durham. Take a step back in time to Durham’s early beginnings by touring the working Grist Mill, the 1850’s McCown-Mangum House, and the Hugh Mangum Museum of Photography. These historic buildings are open 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, March 12-December 10, 2006. Admission is free. Weekday tours of the buildings can be arranged in advance by calling (919) 471-1623.

You can also enjoy a leisurely picnic and stroll around the grounds, or take a hike through the woods on one of the park trails. Feel free to bring your canoe or raft and experience the beauty of the Eno River. The park gates are open daily, year-round, from 8 am to dark. Call Beth Highley for further information.

McCown-Mangum House at West Point This restored 1850’s farmhouse is perfect for small gatherings such as weddings, receptions, and meetings. Special features include: rooms sheathed in the original heart-pine boards; brick patio; roomy kitchen; restrooms; heat/AC; porches; gardens; and a quaint atmosphere. For rental and reservation information, call (919) 560-4358.

Amphitheater at West Point on the Eno

This secluded area nestled in the woods is the perfect setting for company picnics, festivals, concerts, performances, and other large group gatherings. The facility can accommodate up to 4,000 people and includes a large open field, lawn seating, stage, electricity, water, and ample parking. Call Beth Highley to arrange a visit, or for rental and reservation information.






Hours of Operation: Sunrise to Sunset

Fees: No entry fees for this park
Metro Region: Triangle, NC
Park Management: City

BBQ Grill   Benches   Historical Structure   Museum   Open Space   Picnic Tables   Pond/Stream/Lake   Restrooms   Shelter/Pavillion   Trails, Natural Surface   Trails, Paved   Water Fountain   Wildlife Viewing