2415 W Vernon Ave, Kinston, NC 28504

Mon – Fri: 8 am – 5 pm, other times by appointment


Serving people with developmental disabilities since 1914. Caswell Developmental Center was the first mental retardation facility in North Carolina. The Caswell Museum and Visitor’s Center portrays institutional life from the early 1900s to the present through a collection of historical information and artifacts. These displays tell the Caswell story and relate the Center to its place in the history of Kinston, Lenoir County, and the State of North Carolina.


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