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Christmas in the Piedmont during the Civil War event


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Visit Bennett Place and learn how families and soldiers celebrated the holiday during the Civil War. See how families, like the Bennett's, decorated their home in a modest style, learn about how they tried to create meals despite food shortages and high prices and walk through the soldier's winter camp and see how they celebrated the holiday while away from loved ones. Old St. Nick will make an appearance and children are invited to come and visit with Santa as well as write him a letter. There will be a bake sale and children's activities. Complimentary hot apple cider will be available for all at the visitor center.

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