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Gibsonville North Carolina is a town of over 8,000 citizens that is located between both Alamance and Guilford counties. With over 150 years of rich history Gibsonville still celebrates its past and welcomes all travelers to join in the community. According to the town's website, Gibsonville has “been the ‘CITY of ROSES’ since the early 20th Century when passengers traveling through town on the North Carolina Railroad saw the masses of rose bushes growing along the fence at Minneola Mill. The rose is symbolic of our past and future so we continue to plant more” (About Gibsonville — Town of Gibsonville NC).
If you would like to learn more about the history of Gibsonville while in the area there is a popular place to stop by right in town called the Red Caboose Welcome Center and Town Train History! You can just pop into this unattended little station for some brochures, photos and more. You’ll learn fun facts, such as gold once being found in Gibsonville which had hundreds flocking to the area to get rich!
To get to really see the town and the small family-owned businesses that make us Gibsonville you can take a self guided walking tour. See the map below to see highlighter features on the tour:
Another popular open to the public attraction is the Gibsonville Garden Railroad (GGRR) which is an outdoor small train track that is made up of over 2,400 feet of track with 20 trains running on it at one time! Check out the GGRR site here for more awesome photos and facts: Gibsonville Garden Railroad! CARL'S TOP PICK
Modern Day Gibsonville
When you visit Gibsonville today you will still get that small southern town feel of community. You will be welcomed into the town by the beautiful Clocktower on the building of Wade’s Jewelers which has been in business over 75 years.
When it comes to food, Gibsonville it's not lacking some great options! The area has a mix of small local bakeries to top notch steakhouses and scratch kitchens.
A popular restaurant in Gibsonville, the Burke Manor Inn's Saint Jacques (read more below!), was recently named a top-9 Farm-to-Table Restautant in Our State Magazine, CLICK HERE to read more on this honor!
Here a list of popular food and drink venues in Gibsonville: Look for CARL'S TOP PICKS for restaurants below. . . .
Phone: (336) 447-4249
In addition to great food, Gibsonvill is home to many family-owned businesses which make up the towns sense of community. From local antique shops to female owned tattoo parlors Gibsonville is a great place to shop small. See a list of local stores below:
If you are looking at making a full trip out of your visit to CARL'S TOP PICK in Gibsonville you have to stay at the award-winning Burke Manor Inn & Pavilion in downtown. This Inn features the famous AAA 4 diamond French style restaurant, Saint Jacques at The Burke Manor in the parlor. Relax on the wrap around veranda. Reservations are recommended. The Burke Manor has become a popular place for weddings due to its picturesque setting. The Inn is a member of Select Properties, a prestigious group of Inn's much like a Michelin rating.
The Burke Manor Inn & Pavilion specializes in weddings from small intimate settings to those with guests list of up to 300. CLICK HERE to learn more about The Burke Manor for your next stay in Gibsonville! Check out their events schedule.
Saint Jacques French Restaurant at the Burke states that “a meal at AAA Four Diamond-rated Saint Jacques, CARL'S TOP PICK, might convince you that you’ve been transported to a cottage in the French countryside instead of sitting in a historic bed and breakfast in a small railway town in North Carolina” (Saint Jacques French Restaurant at the Burke Manor - The Burke Manor Inn & PavilionThe Burke Manor Inn & Pavilion). They have beautifully plated dishes and will make your evening dining with them unforgettable!
Visit Gibsonville, NC
As a small town between two counties Gibsonville has a lot to offer and hosts events throughout the year that draw crowds to the town. Groovin’ on the Green is put on throughout the summer by the Gibsonville Parks & Recreation Department and has live music free to the public on the Downtown Green! The Market at Gibson is also a weekly Saturday farmers market where you can stop by to pick up your favorite local honey or produce and so much more!
Whether you're driving throughout or planning an overnight stay at the Burke Inn, make sure to check out all Gibsonville has to offer! All are welcomed into this charming southern town and are sure to find something for everyone!
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