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Christmas by Candlelight at Duke Homestead

Kick off your holiday season with this annual favorite! Enjoy Christmas games, live music, singing, holiday cookies, and a whole lot of history as costumed interpreters lead you on a candlelit tour through the historic area. Staff is taking COVID precautions and have made slight changes have been made to activities and logistics this year. This is a unique opportunity to see the Duke family home brought to life as it might have been in 1870 when the Dukes lived here!

Tours depart from the Visitor Center every 10 minutes. You will purchase tickets for a specific tour time. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early.

Each tour is limited to 15 people total.

**In accordance with local and state guidelines, masks are required for indoor settings like the Visitor Center and historic buildings, and encouraged outside if you are unable to social distance or when approaching a station.

Get your tickets and more info on the Eventbrite page!

No refunds on purchased tickets. All cancelled tickets will be considered a donation to the site and will be used for future educational programming.

Upcoming Dates For This Event:

  • Friday, December 10
  • 2828 Duke Homestead Road
  • Durham, North Carolina 27705
  • Time: 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Location:
    Duke Homestead State Historic Site
  • Admission:
    $6+ tax for adults; $4+ tax for kids ages 3-12
  • Contact:
    Duke Homestead
  • duke@ncdcr.gov
  • 919-627-6990
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