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Bennett Place Historic Site

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Address: 4409 Bennett Memorial Road, Durham, NC 27705
Phone Number: +1 919-383-4345
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09:00 - 17:00
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Remarkable Civil War site!

This site was amazing. If you thought the Civil War ended in Appomattox (see my earlier review) you would be mistaken...in this small farm near Durham NC the largest surrender of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Northern VA
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Northern VA
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This site was amazing. If you thought the Civil War ended in Appomattox (see my earlier review) you would be mistaken...in this small farm near Durham NC the largest surrender of confederate troops occurred under the bright light of Lincoln's assassination. Greatly improved my understanding of Sherman and Johnston. Great video provides understanding of the historic events and the participants... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lessor known Civil War site and well worth the visit. This is where the largest surrender of the Confederate Army to the Union between General Sherman and General Johnson was negotiated. It's the place where the healing of America started, lived out by the two generals who became good friends to the end of their lives. Very... More 

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Thurman, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've always wondered about the vagaries of history. Why is it some happenings: battles, inventions, & ideas are famously taught and propagandized, while others lost in the shuffle? This place falls in the latter category: the real end of the Civil War happened here, a quiet little farmhouse in North Carolina, where a lesser general of the South surrendered the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

A few buildings reconstructed from civil war era, that tell the story of surrender and life during the 1860s. Enthusiastic volunteer guides! short and very informative video and museum.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

You can do the video, museum and walk around in an hour. It is worth it thou. For a couple if bucks donation you get a lot. I would recommend for families and picnics.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

This site was an interesting 2 hour visit learning more about the Civil War and what life was like in the 1800's.

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Del Rio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

This was the final signing place for peace of civil war. It very well done , very realist. definitely worth the visit.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

This State Historic site is staffed by friendly and knowledgable volunteers who explained the three meetings between Generals Sherman and Johnston that lead to the end of the war... The buildings are period buildings with period furnishings to replace those lost in time and a fire... The chimney is the original in the parlor when the discussions and signings took... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

With friends from Chicago we wanted to do something different. I had never been to the Bennett Place and we do love history. What a lovely gem... I learned more about the Civil War and Durham. It doesn't take long to go through but well worth it. Our guide was excellent too!

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Great place to schedule a history lesson for the kids. Has an in-door museum with artifacts of the Civil War - War of Northern Aggression

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