I went on the guided tour. It was very informative and focused mainly on the people that were enslaved and their tales. I'm glad to hear there's a council of their descendants that have a say in what is talked about. I would have loved if the tour was a bit longer, but I imagine I'm one of the few that would like to spend more than 1.5 hours on a tour. Some of the buildings were amazingly well-preserved. Definitely an interesting experience and I might be back in the future.
Mar 31, 2023
This site was very informative and gave a good history of the plantation and the struggles that the slaves endured. Plus, it’s free!
Feb 15, 2023
the tour was interesting but I wish it was more extensive. felt like we didn‘t see a lot besides a slave dwelling and a barn even though thousands of people were enslaved there. the childrens fingerprints in the bricks were moving though.
Feb 9, 2023
A must visit when you visit Durham, NC m, we visited and explore this place during the weekday, very few visitors and all the barns and old houses were locked and not available for viewing, But there’s a tour that you can sign up and someone will be able to show you around and provides you a history about this place.
Jan 2, 2023
If you want to enjoy this, you must pay the tour(just $2) We did the tour by ourselves because we didn't make it on time. With the tour, you are able to go inside the buildings, which are locked, and learn about the history of this place. I will come back to get in one.
Dec 1, 2022
Amazing history about our state, and a glimpse into the past of one of the largest plantations in NC.
Nov 12, 2022
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.