West Point on the Eno, at 5101 N. Roxboro Street, Durham, is a 404-acre natural and historic park located along a 2-mile stretch of the Eno River River, 6 miles north of downtown Durham.
Scroll down for a list of upcoming events at West Point on the Eno.
West Point on the Eno features:
- Greenway/trail access
- Picnic shelter
- Picnic table
- Recreation center
- Water fountain
Several historic buildings are available to tour, including:
- The Grist Mill
- The 1850s McCown-Mangum House
- Hugh Mangum Museum of Photography
The historic buildings are open and free to visit on Saturdays and Sundays, from April to Mid-December, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
There’s also an amphitheater that is used for festivals, concerts, and more. It can accommodate up to 4,000 people.
Please note that some parts of the park, particularly buildings, might not be open right now.
Coming up at West Point on the Eno
To find and enroll in the tours at West Point on the Eno, go to the Durham Park & Recreation activity guide search page.
Select Activities (on the top) and then click on Cultural Heritage.
Here’s what’s listed, but you should check for updates. Also, make sure to enroll in the tour you’re interested in.
West Point History Tour
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, through December 13th, with the exception of Friday, November 27th, 2020
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Please note that on October 3rd, November 7th, and December 5th, this tour takes place at 2 p.m., as there will be a special tour (see below) at 10 a.m.
We’re not listing the individual links for each date, but follow the above directions to see enrollment for each date.
Take a guided tour of West Point on the Eno’s historic buildings and grounds. While visiting the West Point Mill, McCown-Mangum House, and Hugh Mangum Museum of Photography, you will hear stories about the people who lived, worked, and played here.
History Hike: Indians on the Eno
Saturday, October 3rd, 2020
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
American Indians were present at West Point on the Eno long before the first mills were built here. Come explore the park while thinking about the area’s first residents. This is a two-mile hike through the park. Friendly dogs are welcome. We will meet at the West Point Mill.
History Hike: Man and the River
November 7th, 2020
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Man has changed the river; the river has changed man. Come explore the water and floodplain with us. This hike will be about three-miles long and will have two water crossings (the Eno River and Warren Creek), so you may want to bring water shoes. We will meet at the West Point Mill.
History Hike: Hidden West Point
December 5th, 2020
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
West Point on the Eno was home to many folks, many of whom left indelible marks on the landscape. Join us for an on- and off-trail hike that will explore abandoned home sites, old roadbeds, former irrigation systems, and so much more. This hike is presented in partnership with the Eno River Association. Together we will show you parts of West Point you have never seen before! This hike will be about five-miles long. Please, no dogs on this hike since we are going off trail. We will meet at the West Point Mill.
Upcoming Free Walking Tours in the TriangleCheck out a big list of free walking tours in the Triangle. Or look at a list of a few of them here:
Saturday, September 26, 2020
Sunday, September 27, 2020
Monday, September 28, 2020
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Thursday, October 1, 2020
Friday, October 2, 2020
Saturday, October 3, 2020
Sunday, October 4, 2020
Monday, October 5, 2020
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Thursday, October 8, 2020
Friday, October 9, 2020