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Bennett Place State Historic Site

  • 4409 Bennett Memorial Rd
  • Durham, NC 27705
  • Primary: (919) 383-4345

Bennett Place is the site of the largest troop surrender and the effective end of the Civil War. It was in April 1865 that Confederate general Joseph E. Johnston and his Union adversary, General William T. Sherman decided to meet in Durham at Bennett Place, where Gen. Johnston surrendered the Southern armies in the Carolinas, Florida, and Georgia.

That historic event can be explored at this official North Carolina State Historic Site. Today it includes restored historic structures, special living history events, including a commemoration on the anniversary, and tours – all available without any admission fees.

  • Business Hours: Tu-Sa, 9am-5pm; Su, for special events.
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  • Miles To Convention Center: 7.30
  • Miles to RDU Airport: 20.1
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  • Wheelchair/Disabled Access Comments: Wheelchair ramps located in the parking lot with access to the visitor center. Handicap parking spaces available, wheelchair accessible seating in the theater. Museum layout accessible for wheelchairs.
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  • #Handicap Parking Spaces in Front or Nearby: 3
Group Tour Info
  • Avg. Tour Length: 45 minutes
  • Comments Regarding Groups: It is advisable to call ahead when bringing large groups
  • Group Rates: Free Admission, some special require an admission. Information on this listed on the website.
  • Scheduling Policy: Suggest two weeks in advance
  • Tour Type: Self-Guided & Guided
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Bennett Place State Historic Site Meeting Facility
  • # of Rooms: 2
  • Theatre Capacity: 40
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Guided Candlelight Tours

Take a tour by candlelight around the farm to meet soldiers and civilians and watch how they celebrate the holiday. Tickets will be required. Complimentary hot apple cider and cookies will be …

Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau
212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
Toll Free: (800) 446-8604