Places to Visit in Jacksonville, NC

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There are many places to see in Jacksonville, NC, but where you go depends on what you’re looking for. Whether you want to know the best places to get takeout or family-friendly attractions, our guide can help! Take a look at a few of our favorite places to visit in Jacksonville and learn something new, do something fun, or simply sit back and relax.

Lynnwood Park Zoo

When the weather is nice in Jacksonville, pack up the car and bring the family over to the Lynnwood Park Zoo. There are plenty of exhibits to explore where you and the kids can learn about many different species of animals. You can also find guided tours to take you through the zoo!

Address: 1071 Wells Road

Hours: Friday-Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Lejeune Memorial Garden

Residents, military members, and other visitors can head to Lejeune Memorial Garden to pay respects to those who’ve sacrificed their lives for our freedom as well as to enjoy the beautiful gardens planted for these heroes. These gardens are also home to the Beirut Memorial, Onslow Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Montford Point Marine Memorial, and 9/11 Memorial Beam from the World Trade Center.

Address: Montford Landing Road

Hours: Open 24hrs

Pelletier House

This historic home, the Pelletier House, was built around 1850 bt merchant Rufus Ferrans Pelletier. This is the oldest and only remaining antebellum home in Jacksonville. Learn more about the interesting history of this home and its owners when you’re in town.

Address: 100 Old Bridge Street

Hours: Open for tours upon request

Carolina Museum of the Marine

The mission of the Carolina Museum of the Marine is to preserve historical artifacts as well as to educate the community of the sacrifices, achievements, and services of the Carolina Marines and Sailors. Learn more about American history and more on your next day off.

Address: 907 Lejeune Boulevard

Hours: Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Freedom Fountain

While beautiful during the day, Freedom Fountain is also a sight you’ll want to see when the sun is setting. This historical fountain sports multi-color lighting in the water, making any night a romantic one. Make the trip from Richlands to see this fountain and learn something new.

Address: 895 New Bridge Street

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