Field Trips

A Group of Students on a Field Trip
Field Trip West Point

Discover. Play. Explore.

Have your Next Field Trip at 

West Point on the Eno!

Are you looking for a new place to visit with your class or homeschool group?! Well, look no further than a field trip to Durham Parks and Recreation’s West Point on the Eno. Field trips are an important element of a well-rounded education. They encourage place-based learning through movement, foster a connection with the community and its history, and promote continued discovery. 

West Point on the Eno provides all of this and more within our new field trip program. We offer immersive exploration through history, the natural environment, health and wellness, and so much more! 

Field trips to West Point on the Eno offer students engaging hands-on learning through customized experiences! The park features a historic water-powered grist mill, a Victorian-era home, the Hugh Mangum Museum of Photography housed in an original outbuilding, and miles of hiking trails all nestled along the Eno River…and just a short drive from Downtown Durham. During their visit, students will participate in a variety of activities that will bring the long history of the community and the park to life.

We welcome field trips from schools, homeschool groups, parent/child social groups, and more! Trips are planned to fit your educational goals, participant ages, and availability. Custom design your visit with us today to get started exploring all West Point on the Eno has to offer. Our staff is looking forward to welcoming your group and leading them in an interactive field trip experience everyone is sure to enjoy! So, what are you waiting for?! Contact us today to schedule your visit and let the exploration begin! 

For information on available times, dates, and activities, email Caitlin Avinger at or call 919-475-2352.