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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.
October 24 - 24, 2014

Durham Symphony Orchestra Halloween Spooktacular Concert

An evening of fun-filled musical offerings for the whole family including holiday inspired works by Copeland, Stravinsky, Saint Saëns and Williams. Paperhand Puppet Intervention, creator of giant puppets, masks and shadow plays joins the DSO in staged performances of Gounod's Funeral March of a Marionette and Stravinsky's Infernal Dance of King Katschei from the Firebird Suite. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Food trucks, beginning at 6pm. Best Costume contest. Hands-on instrument fun with High Strung Petting Zoo. Special guests Faith Baptist Church Children's Choir. FREE admission.

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