Excellent place where history was made. From the present to past experience life as it use to be. The men and women worked hard from sunup to sundown just to make a living. Simple, yet passionate life of deserving people. The history of this place takes you back to a simple yet demanding life. A must see if you are in the Durham area.
Apr 27, 2019
This is a great place to learn about the very early history of the Duke business, growth, and contribution to eduction. Not just the plantation, but the men and women who worked the plantation has made this area wonderful unique. Completely free, with an indoor museum, public restrooms, outdoor exploration, picnic area, and friendly staff. We came to pass time, but stayed to enjoy the site.
Apr 12, 2019
Love it here! Hope to go back and walk the grounds when it's not wet underfoot. Museum very thorough and well done!
Apr 11, 2019
Great information on the heyday of the tobacco industry and it's effect on the economy and society of North Carolina and the United States. The exhibits are a bit dated but the information is comprehensive.
Apr 27, 2019
Very interesting, the museum has thorough information regarding the history of tobacco. The grounds are spacious.
Ranita Ghosh Dastidar
Jun 22, 2019
Great outdoor place with a history. Has a tobacco museum. Perfect for kids. Look for appropriate events for kids to make it more fun. My 5 year old son totally loved the farm festival.
Sep 7, 2019
Birthplace of modern cigarette companies. The Dukes created a philanthropic empire and still have many named sites left. The house and farm are modest, but the story, museum and film are wonderful. It's free as well, unless you would like a tour guide!
Sep 8, 2019
This is one of our family's favorite museums that we visited in North Carolina. It was free and there was a tour that was really interesting and fun for kids. If you're in the area I would suggest going to it. Give yourself about an hour to an hour and a half to go through the museum.
Oct 10, 2019
Wonderful place to learn of the past. Hornworm Festival is relaxed fun for the family.
Dec 3, 2019
Nice, fun place to visit,all about tobacco and the Bull city.inside and outside exhibits bathrooms on site.
Mar 8, 2020
Amazing piece of history! Definitely do the tour and watch the video, we learned a ton about the Duke's history here that also made the rest of our trip to NC make much more sense. Do this at the beginning of the trip so you have the historical knowledge as you travel around the rest of the area, it makes a big difference!
Aug 17, 2019
The Tobbaco Museum is great, it has a wide variety of information, videos, interactive stations, and machinery that was used in the production/manufacturing of Tobbaco products. The Homestead is amazing, it's comprised of several outbuildings, and the Duke Home, all of which are from the 1800's. The Homestead shows how day to day life would've been on a small farm in the 1800's.
Jan 22, 2019
My wife and I found this to be a very well presented history of the Duke family and of the tobacco industry in North Carolina. We went on a Tuesday afternoon and received a private tour of the barns and house. The docent, Bobby was very knowledgeable, polite and interesting.
Anyone who lives in NC or is just visiting should visit the site, get a tour, see the film and explore the museum. We learned a great deal more than we anticipated.
Mar 21, 2020
A living recreation of the Duke family farm, the man that made cigarettes successful, painted Bull Durham on barns, and changed this region of NC forever. This is the Duke of Duke University.