Duke Homestead State Historic Site


2828 Duke Homestead Rd
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 627-6990
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Duke Homestead State Historic Site

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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.