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Stagville State Historic Site

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Address: 5828 Old Oxford Rd, Durham, NC 27712-9758
Phone Number: +1 919-620-0120
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Stagville is the site of the largest antebellum plantation complex in North...

Stagville is the site of the largest antebellum plantation complex in North Carolina. By 1860, this lands, owned by the Bennehan and Cameron families, spread out over 30,000 acres (47 sq. miles) and was home to over 900 enslaved people. Our goal is to provide a balanced interpretation through tours and special events that tell the story of free and enslaved people who called Stagville home.

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Impressive historical restoration/ preservation

Can't believe I've lived nearby for many years but had not visited until today. Tour guide was very knowledgable about the history and culture. Enjoyable and educational. This... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Durham, North Carolina
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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can't believe I've lived nearby for many years but had not visited until today. Tour guide was very knowledgable about the history and culture. Enjoyable and educational. This should be a "must see" for those who want to know about the history of this area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful site. Volunteer tour guide was fantastic. He has a wealth of knowledge and could answer all of our questions.

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Wonderful tour! Stagville is a hidden historic gem right outside Durham. Though the home isn't as large as some of the plantations in Wilmington, the history is rich and the buildings are well preserved.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful guided tour with lots of interesting information! Great scenery and certainly worth a visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Went today and had an amazing guided tour of some really interesting historical buildings and structures. Really steeped in local history, and the guide was extremely knowledgable on all subjects related to the history of the buildings, area and time period surrounding. He was captivating and interesting and it really made the time fly by!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We went on the 1:00 tour yesterday and had read such positive reviews. We had heard the tour would be about an hour or so, but it was just short of 2 hours. In our minds we spent way too much time in the main house. There are lots of houses of this period available to visit. This one was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

The visit deepened my understanding of what life was like in the 1800's. When you're actually on the site and reading the history it's easier to relate to the families that lived there.

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Del Rio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This plantation has been very well restored, some of the original slave quarters and old barns are still there and in very good order. the tour is very well done.

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Sylvania, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Six of us went and visited the Plantation. We were expecting a grand old Plantation house and were surprised by how plain it was, but interesting none the less. Our guide, Gil gave a wonderful tour and was very willing to answer our questions. The slave quarters and barn are the highlights of the visit. Definitely worth a visit. We... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

The featured part of the site is the original old plantation house (not a fancy one). The most interesting part to me was the old slave quarters, maybe 1/4 mile down the road. Big buildings, but multiple families crammed inside, no insulation at all. Also a beautifully crafted barn.

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