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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
  • Near/along I-85 (within 1 Mile Of Interstate):
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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
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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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Christmas in the Piedmont during the Civil War event

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 …

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3rd Annual Candlelight Tour Program

Take a guided tour around the historic farm and watch and listen and both soldiers and civilians attempt to carry on with the Christmas holiday during the Civil War. This is a family oriented …

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Annual Christmas in the Piedmont Event

Visit Bennett Place and witness how the holiday was celebrated during the Civil War. See how they decorated their homes, watch as living historians cook a holiday meal and watch as soldiers tried 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