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Bennett Place Historic Site

4409 Bennett Memorial Rd, Durham, NC 27705-2307
+1 919-383-4345
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Very educational, historical place to visit

My husband and I love going here, especially when the have historically dressed interpreters and... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2017
Durham, North Carolina
A bit of history

It is a very small old house, where the civil war ended ( they signed the papers ) that is well... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2017
Tina O
Toronto, Canada
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4409 Bennett Memorial Rd, Durham, NC 27705-2307
+1 919-383-4345
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

My husband and I love going here, especially when the have historically dressed interpreters and reenactments. There is a short film to view before you go on the grounds to explain the historical significance of this place. You can tour the houses and grounds.

Thank melaniedwoods
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

It is a very small old house, where the civil war ended ( they signed the papers ) that is well preserved. We had a small tour of the 3 tiny buildings, that otherwise would have been locked (if it was not time for the...More

1  Thank Tina O
Reviewed 7 January 2017

My husband and I enjoyed our quiet visit here. The staff was wonderful and very knowledgeable and willing to answer questions. Even offering either a self - guided or guided tour by donation. Neither my husband nor I remember learning the information in school so...More

Thank Jazzie D
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We took a drive to see this historic landmark and didn't expect to get a fully guided tour as well as watch a short movie with loads of information! Artifacts on display and we very much enjoyed learning the history of this house - the...More

Thank LisaMomofTwins
Reviewed 1 January 2017

We just happened to come across this attraction while looking for interesting places to visit while in Durham. What a nice surprise! There is a short film about the history of this place then a short tour of the property. Glad we stopped!

Thank SPKK06
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Found this site online while looking up info on Appomattox. Luckily we were in Raleigh and just down the road from here. Well worth the side trip. Nice quick visit to the site were Johnston surrendered to Sherman almost 90k men that effectively ended the...More

Thank Andy G
Reviewed 30 December 2016

The surrender at Bennett Place is, for some reason, not very well known. The events that happened there at the close of the Civil War are extremely significant, though, and the site is very interesting and well-interpreted. It's best to start your visit with the...More

Thank katsusanna
Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is a very small site, but with a very large significance during the "War of Northern Aggression". It was the site of the largest Confederate surrender. The tour is informative......highly recommended. Note: it is closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 25 November 2016 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...More

Thank bill20
Reviewed 16 November 2016

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...More

Thank Aa B
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Tanya R
Is there enough room to park a truck pulling a travel trailer in the parking lot?
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.
Peggy E
Hours of operation
25 March 2015|
Response from Ralph G | Reviewed this property |
Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Sunday, Monday, and most major state holidays.