Area Activities & Attractions

Downtown La Grange

Tour and walk through area shops that have been here since the early time of the Town, and the newly opened businesses. The Downtown area has a healthy mix of retail, business and food service businesses to satisfy anyone’s preferences. 

For more information, contact 252-566-3186 to reach the La Grange Chamber of Commerce.

The C.S.S. Neuse Ironclad

The C.S.S. Neuse was one of 22 ironclads commissioned by the Confederate navy. Having a wide, flat bottom, the vessel resembled a river barge. When completed, the twin-screw steamer was plated with iron armor and measured 158 feet long and 34 feet wide. Delays in construction, low water, and lack of ground support prevented the gunboat from entering combat below Kinston. When Union troops occupied Kinston in March 1865, the Neuse was burned by its crew, resulting in a large explosion in her port bow, which sank the vessel.

A patch representing the C.S.S. Neuse Ironclad.

La Grange Public Library

Through a partnership with the Neuse Regional Library and the Town of La Grange, the La Grange Public Library offers patrons a wide variety of books, periodicals, internet and computer resources, and other materials. 

The Library is located at 119 East Washington Street. The Library’s hours of operation are as follows:

  • Monday
    9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday through Saturday
    9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday
La Grange Public Library