Loading your recommendations…

Stagville State Historic Site

4.6

Highway
Durham, NC 27712
Phone: (919) 620-0120
Visit Website

Google Reviews

Photo of Helen Levers Helen Levers
Nov 12, 2022 5

Free to visit but donations welcomed. This was part of a larger historical site related to a tobacco plantation and slavery. Very interesting and well worth a visit. The yellow brain looking item is a fruit - known as monkey brain fruit, maclura pomifera, hedge apple and mock orange to name but a few - they are edible but unappetising to humans and animals. This was the first time i had seen them.

Photo of MJ Worldwide MJ Worldwide
Sep 17, 2022 5

Stagville is an exceptional historical site. The staff is extremely organized and diverse. I’ve visited multiple times for various events and it has always been welcoming, informative, and sincere depictions of a difficult element of the American experience. The staff is full of well read and articulate historians. I’ve done the tour with different tour guides and I learn something new EVERYTIME. Today I went for a cooking demonstration with The Chronicles of Adam. Dontavius was so informative and creative in his presentation. I learned so much about the food and home life of the enslaved populations throughout the south. I am so grateful to be in the know about Stagville and their many events and tours. I will continue to visit and bring people here for years to come. I’m proud of the history shared here and I hope more people embrace our past so we can learn from it and move forward together. Thank you to everyone who works and volunteers here. You all are the hopes and dreams of the enslaved.

Photo of Keith Johnson Keith Johnson
Aug 26, 2022 5

Stagville provides a window into an important chapter in North Carolina history. This exhibit centers the experiences of enslaved men and women on the largest antebellum plantation in the state. While self-guided tours are allowed, I would recommend a guided tour. It's only $2 for adults and $1 for children. It was phenomenal. I could have listened to our guide all afternoon. She gave historical context, shared compelling stories and patiently answered questions. Be sure to check the schedule for the tour-times. I reached out to confirm the tour was happening.

Photo of Cindy Bowers Cindy Bowers
Aug 13, 2022 4

Interesting but would be much better with the guided tour. It said it was open, but nothing was open and no one was working.

Photo of jesse lewis jesse lewis
Jul 16, 2022 5

Have been here a couple times before. Like every time before, I was amazed by the wealth of knowledge the guides have about the history of this area. I picked up on some new bits of history this time around as well

Photo of James Carroll James Carroll
Jun 30, 2022 4

Great site worth a stop. More exhibits in the buildings. But overall really nice.

Photo of jayne harrison jayne harrison
Apr 22, 2022 5

Great tour, very knowledgeable guide and insight into the plantation is both fascinating and thought provoking.

Photo of Leah R Leah R
Jan 31, 2022 5

The tour was extremely interesting, sobering and informative. A really unique experience.