Street Address
ll6 N. William Street
Goldsboro, NC 27530
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 665
Goldsboro, NC 27533
phone: 919-734-5023
Tuesday - Saturday11 AM - 4 PM
Admission is free.
Gift Shop
Online Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Brantley Partin, Director
Christopher Lawson, Assistant Director


The Wayne County Museum is located in beautiful downtown Goldsboro at the corner of William Street and Mulberry Street across from the main Post Office.


Located in the historic district of Goldsboro, the Wayne County Museum strives to educate and entertain people of all ages by offering varied and diverse exhibits. The aim of the museum is to collect, preserve, study, and exhibit objects illustrating the history, science and cultural heritage of Wayne County and Central Eastern North Carolina.

The Wayne County Museum was founded in 1986 when the Goldsboro Woman’s Club graciously donated its classical Jeffersonian style building to the Wayne County Historical Association. The building constructed in 1927, and the home of the U.S.O. in the 1940’s, is filled with the rich history of Wayne County. The museum officially opened in 1988 and sponsors several special exhibits each year.

We are proud to be a part of the North Carolina Civil War Trail. A diorama of the Battle of Goldsborough Bridge is one of the highlights of our Civil War exhibit.


The museum is located in the original Goldsboro Woman's Club building constructed in 1927.


Lecture Halls

Performance Areas


Wheelchair Accessible


Gift Shop

The Wayne County Museum gift shop carries a selection of local history titles as well as locally crafted items such as pottery and hand-made baskets. Some of our books can be purchased through our store by clicking the icons found on our new website. If you are interested in items not sold online, please contact us and we can arrange payment and shipment to your door.

Your Next Event Rental

The second floor of the museum is available to rent for a wide range of events including weddings, receptions, reunions, and group meetings and presentations. There is space for more than 75 people and tables and chairs are available. The room also includes a stage and convenient elevator access.

Gift Shop

Online Gift Shop

Special Event Rental