Special Alert

Brightleaf Square

  • Gregson St at Main St, Brightleaf District, Downtown Durham
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • Primary: (919) 682-9229
  • Fax: (919) 688-1953

Built in the early 1900s to store and age the tobacco produced by the American Tobacco Company and on the National Register of Historic Places, Brightleaf Square consists of two separate warehouses renovated to house shops, restaurants, and offices. The space between the two structures is now a public courtyard, hosting seasonal events and concerts.

Tenants include luxury clothiers and jewelers; a record store complete with LPs, CDs, and Durham apparel; and a bookstore brimming with rare pieces of publishing history. There’s also a Brazilian steakhouse, a café featuring gelato and other desserts, and, across Main St. in another building, authentic Mexican, fresh seafood, and a brewpub featuring Durham-made beer.

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Group Tour Info
  • Avg. Tour Length: 1-2 hours
  • Comments Regarding Groups: No motorcoach parking
  • Group Rates: Free Admission
  • Scheduling Policy: N/A
  • Tour Type: Self-Guided
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Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau
212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
Toll Free: (800) 446-8604