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Goldsborough Bridge Battlefield is located on 32 acres of the original 1862 battlefield site. The rail fenced parking area contains a Civil War Trails historical marker which details some of the events of Foster’s Raid and the Battle of Goldsborough Bridge. An informational kiosk provides visitors with battlefield maps and further information. Walking trails surround the cultivated field which Confederate troops crossed during their bloody counterattack against the Union rear guard. These trails take visitors to eight additional historical markers and a granite monument where specific events of the battle are detailed. Two sets of well preserved earthworks may be viewed, as well as the site of the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad Bridge, the objective of the Union army. There are no restaurant facilities on the battlefield, but several fast food and convenience stores are located within easy walking and driving distance. There are restrooms in the barn when it is open for events


  1. The use of metal detectors and the digging for or collection of artifacts is prohibited.
  2. This is a historic site. The use of this site for commercial activities such as yard sales, produce stands, etc., or for any other commercial or non-commercial use not related to its status as a historic site is prohibited.
  3. Climbing on earthworks is prohibited.
  4. Vehicles, including bicycles, are allowed only in the parking area.
  5. Hunting, fishing, the use of alcohol or drugs, the building of campfires and the possession of weapons are prohibited.
  6. Pets must be restrained on leashes at all times. Please clean up after your pet.
  7. Sports activities such as Frisbee, kite flying, playing ball etc. are prohibited. The walking trails are available for recreational walking.
  8. Collection of firewood is prohibited.
  9. Dumping is prohibited.
  10. Please remove all trash upon leaving the site.
  11. For your safety please stay on designated trails. Watch for fire ants, poison ivy, snakes, ticks and mosquitoes. Do not approach the river bank or railroad tracks at any time.