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Historic Stagville

  • 5828 Old Oxford Hwy
  • Durham, NC 27712
  • Primary: (919) 620-0120
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Once one of the largest plantations in the South, with 900 slaves and almost 30,000 acres of land, Stagville is a preserved piece of history. Featuring an 18th-century house, a 19th-century house, slave quarters, and a unique barn, this historic site is dedicated to preserving and studying the plantation’s African-American culture.

In addition to offering free tours daily, Stagville regularly hosts events that add to the educational and cultural experience of the site, including lectures from experts on the lives of the enslaved and celebrations that offer a personal experience of those lives. Annual events, including Juneteenth and “Christmas at the Big House, Christmas at the Quarters," provide unique opportunities for visitors.

  • Business Hours: Tu-Sa, 9am-5pm; guided tours are at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm.
  • Miles To Convention Center: 10.20
  • Miles to RDU Airport: 22.4
  • Miles to VIC: 10.40
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  • Avg. Tour Length: 1 hour
  • Comments Regarding Groups: Please call at least 2 weeks in advance for group and school tours.
  • Group Rates: Free Admission (donations are accepted)
  • Scheduling Policy: Groups of 10 or more should call ahead for scheduling
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Stagville Under the Stars

To celebrate Black History Month, Historic Stagville and Morehead Planetarium will present a stellar program that focuses on the astronomy and night sky myths and legends told in African …

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Stagville Under The Stars

Folktales, science, and stargazing at Stagville! Great for families and children. Meet at the Visitor Center to hear stories and science lessons, then head outside to look at the night sky through …

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Music with Mary D. Williams: Slavery to Civil Rights

Mary D. Williams, gospel singer and historian, will present on African-American music, from the spirituals and work songs of slavery to the protest songs of the Civil Rights movement. Her …

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A Birthday Party for Addy!

Enjoy refreshments, games and other activities toin honor of Stagville's favorite American Girl and the 152nd anniversary of her first birthday party.

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A Birthday Party for Addy!

Did you know that American Girl Addy Walker is based in part on the story of a real person from Stagville? Research from Stagville was used in Addy's stories. Join in celebrating Addy's birthday a…

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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