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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 M Champ M Champ
May 6, 2023 5

Anyone coming to visit, or live, in the Raleigh Durham area needs to see this. Learned so much interesting history. Highly recommend this place. Make sure to see the video and a guided tour.

Photo of Dannielle Rice Dannielle Rice
Apr 18, 2023 5

Very beautiful and well maintained historic site. Staff is knowledgeable, kind, and very helpful. Excellent hands on learning activities for the kids. Grounds are well maintained. Restrooms are clean, picnic area has sun & shade options; everything is very well done. Also serves as a wonderful reminder how lucky we are to live in the 21st Century!!

Photo of Raco medal Raco medal
Feb 9, 2023 4

Quite an amazing history about the Duke Family how they started their Tobacco Business, This National Historical plantation is an easy 1 hour Tour, Located in Durham m, NC. the museum provides a historical background a must see when you are visiting Durham.

Photo of Keith Johnson Keith Johnson
Aug 19, 2022 5

The tour was excellent, very informative about the Duke family and their role in the tobacco industry.

Photo of Justin Slaughter Justin Slaughter
Jul 14, 2022 4

An interesting museum about tobacco, it’s cultivation and industrialization after the Civil War. Some mention was made at end about how it has harmed countless lives and the appropriation of Indians and their symbols. At the end of the day, the harm outweighs the few benefits, but the museum does help point out all those impacted in supply chain by major changes in view towards tobacco.

Photo of Jonathan Wyatt (Jon) Jonathan Wyatt (Jon)
Jul 13, 2022 5

Great little museum and nice trail to see the interesting buildings from post civil war

Photo of Julie Whelan Capell Julie Whelan Capell
Jul 10, 2022 4

Very interesting to learn about the history of tobacco cultivation and marketing. Practically no mention made of the health risks of tobacco, not surprising I guess but still seems there should be some references to how this industry has been responsible for thousands if not millions of deaths.

Photo of Zachary Goldberg Zachary Goldberg
Jul 9, 2022 5

Wow. What a cool place. Had no idea that the sukes basically started popular tobacco. Great tour, great museum. Our tour guide was absolutely spectacular. Very passionate and informative. Great way to spend an hour with a family.

Photo of A.J. Kissinger A.J. Kissinger
Jun 26, 2022 5

Awesome historic site with a window into the fascinating history of Durham, the Duke family, and the tobacco industry as a whole. Well-kept grounds and equally informative staff and museum. Well worth the visit