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Bennett Place Historic Site

4409 Bennett Memorial Rd, Durham, NC 27705-2307
+1 919-383-4345
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A Must for Civil War Buffs

A "must" visit for folks interested in US history, particularly the Civil War period. The guides... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
AJosephD
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
A remarkable site

This little site is possibly one of the most important places in US history. It is free to visit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
tombillinge
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4409 Bennett Memorial Rd, Durham, NC 27705-2307
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A "must" visit for folks interested in US history, particularly the Civil War period. The guides were passionate and enthusiastic. We learned so much about the real end of the Civil War. No entrance fee; just a suggested donation. Plan to spend about 90-plus minutes...More

Thank AJosephD
Reviewed 1 week ago

This little site is possibly one of the most important places in US history. It is free to visit, the tour is exceptional and it is a truly fascinating site.

Thank tombillinge
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Anytime I have visitors, I always take them to Bennett Place Historic Site; beyond its importance to the history of the US, the site is well-maintained, has some lovely little trails through a small bit of pine forest, and frequently hosts reenactments that are great...More

Thank colemady
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

First of all, it's free. Secondly, it's good enough to pay real money for. It is the farmhouse site of the Confederate surrender that finally ended the Civil War. Our visit was three parts: movie, museum and guided tour. All were terrific. We got such...More

Thank Dawn M
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Located just outside Durham. This is the farmstead where Generals Johnston and Sherman met, after Lee had surrendered to Grant, to surrender over 3x the number of soldiers who had been covered at Appamatox. The buildings are not original, but are reconstructions of period appropriate...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Bennett Place is not so much where the war ended as where Reconstruction began. Reconstruction is, by far, the sorriest chapter in American history. It receives less attention and more gloss than any other era in the history of the country. If you are willing...More

Thank Docky B
Reviewed 12 October 2017

My Meetup group met at Bennett Place last Saturday for "A Soldier's Return Home: Reunion and Remembrance." We enjoyed a very informative lecture with slides inside the visitor center, then listened to some reenactors dressed in costume recount their experiences out back. We walked around...More

Thank dukefan86
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We dropped in on a whim and lucked into an 11 am tour. Definitely call ahead to make sure you're there for a tour as the guided tour is fantastic. The tour guide spoke in a dramatic voice (sounds like he's an actor) that makes...More

Thank ZukiMini
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Beyond the starkness and significance of the event that occurred here, the structures remind us of the times of the late 1860's and how difficult life was then. As we whiz by historical locations, it is easy to forget those who came before us.

Thank Bluedogsdaddy
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

If you are a Civil War buff & interested in the true facts about the end of the war, you must visit Bennet Place. The tour was excellent and even better because the guide was from NYC who moved there because of the history. You...More

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Tanya R
25 March 2016|
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Response from AtlantaJim | Reviewed this property |
i remember there being enough room, but I'd call the site and ask them if it's okay before you actually try to park a big rig on their property.
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Peggy E
25 March 2015|
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Response from Ralph G | Reviewed this property |
Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Sunday, Monday, and most major state holidays.
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