Things to Do
You can’t leave town before you stand beneath the whirligigs, meet a Tob, explore trails at Lake Wilson, or sample craft brews in historic downtown.
Specializing in fine antiques, gifts, vintage furnishings and accessories, wines, and stationery.
Located in Wilson’s historic tobacco district. Offers fine lighting and great customer service. Wrought iron chandeliers and handcrafted copper lanterns, professional repair, and wiring available.
Wilson is home to Lake Wilson Disc Golf Course, Toisnot Park Disc Golf Course, and Williams Day Camp Disc Golf Course.
The Confederacy organized its Medical Department late in 1861, and by April 1862, the North Carolina General Military Hospital No. 2 was established in what was once the Wilson Female Seminary.
Wilson Visitors Center is the starting point for the Historic Walking Tour downtown, featuring over 20 historical sites. Contact us to set up a tour.
Expect to find ornate brackets; turned, chamfered, fluted, and tapered columns; large wraparound Victorian porches; and bungalow homes.
Bathrooms, grills, playground, shelter. 2504 Airport Boulevard NW, Wilson, NC 27896.
Basketball courts, playgrounds. 911 Carolina Street East, Wilson, NC 27893.
Shelter, picnic tables, playground, horseshoes. 1506 Sauls Street SW, Wilson, NC 27893.
Playground, basketball courts. 308 Freeman Street SE, Wilson, NC 27893.
Basketball courts, bathrooms, playground, shelter, walking trail. 1802 Lane Street SE, Wilson, NC 27893.
Founded in 1987, the Library Rose Garden features 24 varieties of Hybrid Tea Roses. Eight beds contain over 120 plants, providing a continuous blooming season from mid-April until November. 249 West Nash Street Wilson, NC 27893.
Playgrounds, tennis courts, and walking trails. 1015 Forest Hills Road NW, Wilson, NC 27896.
Shelter (seats 60) with power outlets, lights, and fans. Playground. 2516 Buckingham Road NW, Wilson, NC 27896.
Playground at 1008 Railroad Street S, Wilson, NC 27893.
Playground at 1510 Fikewood Street E, Wilson, NC 27893.