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Bennett Place Historic Site

Closes in 13 min: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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The beginning of the end of the War of Northern Aggressions!

This is one of the locations where it became obvious that the War had been lost for the Confederate... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jon H. A
Very informative and enjoyable

We stopped by with friends of ours because our husbands love anything Civil War. We all enjoyed it... read more

Reviewed August 16, 2018
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4409 Bennett Memorial Rd, Durham, NC 27705-2307
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is one of the locations where it became obvious that the War had been lost for the Confederate States of America. It is a small house in a small field where it's only significance is that it is where a major event of surrender...More

Thank Jon H. A
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

We stopped by with friends of ours because our husbands love anything Civil War. We all enjoyed it! Outdoor houses, small indoor museum, short information movie, gift shop, etc. The best part, however, was the tour guide Stephanie. Her enthusiasm was contagious! She’s a volunteer...More

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Reviewed August 11, 2018

Visiting my brother in Raleigh and continuing our practice of visiting historical sites. Started at the visitor's center with a small museum of the Bennett family and the meeting of Johnston and Sherman plus a 15 minute video that describes what happened. We ran out...More

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Reviewed August 3, 2018

When my husband travels, he tries to drag me to every significant Civil War monument and battlefield. We were in the Durham area for a junior golf tournament, and my husband bribed me with a good lunch to accompany him to Bennett Place. I was...More

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Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

We were visiting Chapel Hill and remembered about Bennett Place and our children never been there despite going to school in area and being History majors. Small site but very big on history and significance to ending of the civil war. Worth the visit next...More

Thank Annie T
Reviewed July 8, 2018

Bennett Farm was so intriguing. I never realized that this was the place of the largest surrender of Confederate soldiers in the Civil War. The interaction between Sherman and Johnston really came to life. It was surprising to learn that Appomattox was not the final...More

Thank ejplum
Reviewed July 3, 2018

Appomattox claims to be the place where the Civil War ended. However, Lee's surrender didn't end the war. There were still armies in the field and fighting. A truce was signed here after Appomattox, resulting in the largest troop surrender of the war. See a...More

Thank David E
Reviewed June 28, 2018

Visiting from the UK I was keen to learn as much as I could about the Civil War and the Bennett Place site was a great place to start. Although this is where the Civil War actually ended Bill Bryant the Tour Guide was fantastic...More

Thank sallyannejohn
Reviewed June 6, 2018 via mobile

This is a small site, but the tour guide we had was excellent and spent a lot of time with our family giving great insights. The home was interesting, but the kitchen house more so. Small site but great tour guide for 1.5-2 hours.

Thank JamesSMc
Reviewed May 13, 2018

This National Historic site is a must see to anyone who has 1-3 hours to see just how the Civil War ended. As usual, this place almost was destroyed but the locals kept it alive and now has protected status. Thank you! John's tidbit of...More

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Tanya R
March 25, 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.
Peggy E
March 25, 2015|
Response from Ralph G | Reviewed this property |
Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Sunday, Monday, and most major state holidays.