Official visitor information site for Durham, NC

American Tobacco

American Tobacco

From 1874-1987, this National Historic Landmark was the headquarters of American Tobacco Company, the worlds largest cigarette manufacturer. In 2001, Capitol Broadcasting bought the one million-sq-ft complex and began one of the most ambitious, largest, and farthest-reaching historic preservation and renovation projects in the history of NC, transforming the campus into offices, restaurants, retail, meeting spaces, on-site parking garage, and residences-all encompassing a courtyard with an amphitheatre and a .25-mile long cascading waterway.

Directions:

I-85 North (arriving from Atlanta, Charlotte, Greensboro, etc.):

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    • Take exit #177 (Roxboro St/Hwy 15-501 Business South) and merge right.
    • Following “Downtown” signs, merge right onto Mangum St.
    • Travel approximately 2 miles to Willard St.
    • American Tobacco Historic District is on the right, near the Durham Fwy (Hwy 147).

I-85 South (arriving from NY, DC, VA, etc.):

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    • Take exit #177 (Roxboro St/Hwy 15-501 Business South)
    • Continue across Avondale Dr to Roxboro St/15-501 Business South, and turn left.
    • Following "Downtown" signs, merge right onto Mangum St.
    • Travel approximately 2 miles to Willard St.
    • American Tobacco Historic District is on the right, near the Durham Fwy (Hwy 147).

I-40 East (arriving from Memphis, Asheville, Winston-Salem, Greensboro, etc):

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    • I-40 East and I-85 North merge in Greensboro, NC.
    • When highways divide near Hillsborough, NC, take I-85 North into Durham.
    • Take exit #177 (Roxboro St/Hwy 15-501 Business South) and merge right.
    • Following "Downtown" signs, merge right onto Mangum St.
    • Travel approximately 2 miles to Willard St.
    • American Tobacco Historic District is on the right, near the Durham Fwy (Hwy 147).

I-40 West (arriving from Wilmington, Fayetteville, Raleigh, etc.):

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    • Take exit #279-B (Durham Fwy/Hwy 147 North).
    • Follow Durham Fwy for approximately 7 miles.
    • Take exit #12-B (Roxboro St).
    • Proceed straight across Roxboro St.
    • American Tobacco Historic District is on the right, at Blackwell St.
September 19 - 19, 2014

Moonlight & Starlight Paddle

Enjoy the wildlife, soak in the moonrays & starshine, and experience the sounds of nature. These very leisurely paddles are suitable for just about anyone. Pre-registration required. Cost $25 per person (canoe), $30 per person (kayak).

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