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Duke Homestead State Historic Site


2828 Duke Homestead Rd
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 627-6990
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Photo of Juan Diaz Juan Diaz
May 4, 2019 5

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.

Photo of Daniel Mcgraw Daniel Mcgraw
Apr 27, 2019 5

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.

Photo of Ruth Turner Ruth Turner
Apr 12, 2019 5

Love it here! Hope to go back and walk the grounds when it's not wet underfoot. Museum very thorough and well done!

Photo of Jason Pearl Jason Pearl
Apr 11, 2019 4

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.

Photo of Stephanie Braski Stephanie Braski
Apr 27, 2019 5

Very interesting, the museum has thorough information regarding the history of tobacco. The grounds are spacious.

Photo of Ranita Ghosh Dastidar Ranita Ghosh Dastidar
Jun 22, 2019 5

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.

Photo of George Carrick George Carrick
Sep 7, 2019 5

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!

Photo of Joseph Serre Joseph Serre
Sep 8, 2019 5

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.

Photo of Nichol Tate Nichol Tate
Oct 10, 2019 5

Wonderful place to learn of the past. Hornworm Festival is relaxed fun for the family.

Photo of Carl Brake Carl Brake
Dec 3, 2019 5

Nice, fun place to visit,all about tobacco and the Bull city.inside and outside exhibits bathrooms on site.

Photo of Evan Engel Evan Engel
Mar 8, 2020 5

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!