One of our most artfully inspired towns in Sampson County is Roseboro! If you haven't been here, simply put - you're missing out! A visit here will have you truly appreciating small-town life in Eastern North Carolina. Get a sense of the local art scene, the community's passion for gardening, the quaint downtown with local shops and great eateries that are really special to us!
HAVE A BITE TO EAT FOR LUNCH
Enjoy a slice of pizza and the salad bar for lunch at Uncle Vinny's Ristorante, a popular family-owned restaurant, serving good old-fashioned Italian food. They're open Tuesday through Friday, 11am to 8pm. Saturdays, 4pm to 8pm. Closed Sunday and Monday.
Looking for some additional options? Check out our places to eat in Roseboro!
TAKE A WALK OR RIDE BIKES
Enjoy the one-mile walk or bring your bike to follow along Segment 12 of the renowned North Carolina Mountain to Sea Trail runs that runs right through Roseboro.
Along the trail, you'll see historic sites, such as the first hospital in Sampson County as well as the Brick Silo along the old railroad bed. The railroad bed makes for a nice walk, especially with your pets.
Highly recommended is the recently published, Great Day Hikes on North Carolina's Mountains-to-Sea Trail.
The perfect guide to getting out to explore!
DID YOU KNOW: Roseboro is home to an 8,000 sq. ft. home built around an old tree? Check out WRAL Tarheel Traveler story about it. A unique place!
Photos: Town of Roseboro
SEE WHAT'S GROWING
The Roseboro community locals are passionate about their local community garden. Roseboro is a town that's in bloom!
Together, they initiated the “digDOWNTOWN” project to start seeding the beds and grow fruit and vegetables that ultimately help feed local families at no charge.
If you see one of the local volunteer gardeners, stop and say hell0! Be sure to ask if you have questions! They'll be happy to answer them.
SEE ROSEBORO'S BARN QUILTS
Did you know that Sampson County is the Barn Quilt Capital of North Carolina ®?
We've got several barn quilts located throughout Roseboro! It's fun to discover them and get to know the town with our barn quilt mapping tool. Or you can see them all in one place on this printable Roseboro's Barn Quilt list.
One of the most unique barn quilts in Roseboro is located at the Western District Community Park, located at 700 W. Clinton Street. It's called "The Pinwheel" Our hope is that our visitors ' discovering it will be a reminder to tap into childhood innocence through play at our parks.
APPRECIATE LOCAL ART & HISTORY
Roseboro is filled with public art, all created by local artists and volunteers. From street crossings to public benches along Main Street, to the murals at the Roseboro Community Garden, and on the sides of other old historic buildings. Art inspires optimism and creativity and that's what the town of Roseboro is all about.
You can't help but appreciate it!
Pictured is local resident, Shawn Hobbs, a mixed media visual artist, designer, gardener, and community activist. You might see him around town or in the community garden. He painted the train mural that you'll find on the side of the building adjacent to the railroad station, which used to be the old town jail.
DID YOU KNOW? Contrary to what its name may imply, the town’s name did not come from any particular flowering blooms found nearby. Rather, it honors John M. Rose, the secretary of Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley Railroad Company, which back in the 1890s, gave its residents jobs and a community. Shortly thereafter, Roseboro got its own post office and a handful of businesses, including Sampson County’s first drug store.
Photos: The Sampson Independent
SHOP AROUND TOWN
Discover some local shops and find something unique to take home with you!
Parker & Company is a local clothing and home decor boutique.
124 W. Roseboro Street
Open 10am to 5pm Tuesday through Saturday
Closed on Sunday and Monday
James Trading Company is a store with a little bit of everything and something for everyone. You might even see a local farmer!
317 N. East Street
Open 7 Days a week: 8am to 6pm Monday through Friday; 8am to 4pm on Saturday; 8am to 1pm on Sunday
Find more shops and local businesses on the Discover Roseboro Facebook Page.
SAVOR A STEAK DINNER
Railroad Street Steak House is a destination dining spot on Wednesdays through Fridays. Or for a relaxing Sunday brunch!
They serve amazing steaks, chicken, and pork favorites along with shrimp, flounder, and oysters. Customers rave about their prime rib! The atmosphere is perfect for families with a large outdoor patio and a full-service lounge. Very much worth the drive!
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