Visitors to Benson will enjoy learning more about the area's history at the Benson Museum of Local History, located along Main Street, just minutes from Exit 79 off I-95. Benson is home to two festivals rich in local heritage -- the State Singing Convention held in June and Benson Mule Days held in September.
Whether you are traveling to Benson as your final destination or just an overnight stop along the way, accommodations are available on I-95, Exit 79.· The Days Inn and the Preston Woodall Bed & Breakfast are located in the downtown area, both near the Benson Museum of Local History.
Benson was founded in 1886 with the development of the railroad in Johnston County and is located mid-way between New York and Florida at the crossroads of I-95 and I-40. The town's population is only 3,600, however, the community is the center for the farming community, for shopping, dining and family activities...and it's been that way since 1887!