Rootin’ Tootin’ Halloween planned at Gov. Aycock Birthplace

FREEMONT

Celebrate the Halloween season at the Gov. Charles B. Aycock Birthplace State Historic Site.

This family friendly event will be held Saturday, Oct. 30 from 1-8 p.m. Admission is $5 for ages 5 and up. Children under five are admitted free. From 1-5:30 p.m., children and adults can delight in wagon rides, games, and pumpkin painting. The cost of pumpkins is not included in the admission price. Pumpkins will be available for purchase while supplies last. From 6-8 p.m. participants can listen to a spooky story and enjoy a bonfire. Children will receive a bag of candy while supplies last. Participants are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes.

Found off the beaten path two miles south of Fremont, the Gov. Charles B. Aycock Birthplace Historic Site features a mid-19th century farmstead that includes a house, kitchen and outbuildings. Period pieces furnish the house and an 1893 one-room schoolhouse moved to the site represents the grassroots statewide educational revival led by Gov. Aycock after his election in 1900.

For additional information, please call (919) 242-5581 or email aycock@ncdcr.gov.

We are located at: 264 Governor Aycock Road, Fremont, NC 27830.

To reach the site, please take U.S. 117 north nine miles from Goldsboro or U.S. 117 south 14 miles from Wilson. Turn right from Goldsboro, or left from Wilson, onto Gov. Aycock Road. The historic site is 1.5 miles on the right. From I-95, take the U.S. 301 exit at Kenly, then take highway 222 east for 10 miles to Fremont and turn right onto U.S. 117. Travel two miles and turn left onto Gov. Aycock Road.

Gov. Charles B. Aycock Birthplace is part of the Division of State Historic Sites within the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.