Visit Historic Weldon, “Rockfish Capital of the World” and discover our rich history of the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad; the Confederate cemetery, the Roanoke Canal Trail and see the amazing Chockoyotte Creek Aqueduct. Walk through Weldon’s National Register Historic District and see the charming older homes and buildings along Washington Avenue.
Explore the unique tunnel that runs under Highway 301 located beside the River Falls Park and see the painted mural of native river species. Observe the beautiful Roanoke River where kayakers enjoy the rapids and fishermen come from all over the world to catch striped bass, locally known as “Rockfish.” The Centre Theatre, at Halifax Community College, offers a venue for the arts and entertainment.
In our downtown business district, you will experience the rebirth of several historical buildings such as: the Historic Carolina Cotton Mill, the Riverside Mill and several others under renovation. You can shop for unique gifts like; Antiques Roadshow Treasures and handmade Carolina products in a glorious setting while at the Riverside Mill. It is the largest Gallery of Craft Arts along Interstate-95.
Visit the Farmers Exchange on main street (Washington Ave) and buy some ‘hoop cheese’ or garden seeds that are still being sold out of glass jars. You can see what a store looked like a century ago with antiques that line shelves from the floor to the ceiling. They have some for sale, others are a private collection for you to enjoy.
Before leaving Weldon, be sure to have lunch or dinner at Ralph’s Barbecue located on Hwy. 158 at Exit 173. Ralph’s is well known to travelers from all over the USA. Frazier’s Restaurant, located next to Ralph’s, is known for their tasty, tender beef-tips. Both of these restaurants have been operating since the 1940’s.
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