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Bennett Place State Historic Site

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

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  • 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
  • Miles to VIC: 5.60
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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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  • 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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Beer, Blues and BBQ

Enjoy Mr. Al Myers' famous BBQ, some great beer thanks to Harris Beverages, Inc. and enjoy the sounds of blues music provided by Mel Melton and the Wicked Mojos . Bennett Place's visitor center …

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School of the Soldier

Watch as soldiers perform basic drill, cook and sleep while in the field. Learn about the different weapons used during the war, the flags they carried and see how the uniforms changed from 1861 to …

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October Family Fun Craft Day Event

This is the time of year when we begin to decorate for the fall holidays using pumpkins, dried corn and gourds. Bennett Place is hosting members of the North Carolina Gourd Society for this one day …

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Christmas in the Piedmont

Visit Bennett Place during the Christmas season and witness how this occasion was celebrated in the Piedmont Carolinas during the American Civil War. Living historians will decorate the farm in a …

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Christmas Candlelight Tour Program

Under the glow of candle light, you can take a special guided tour around the farm and experience first-hand how soldiers and civilians experienced the holidays during a time of war. Tours will t…

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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