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My brother and I were blessed to be on tour with such a knowledgeable tour guide, who had taught at... read more

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Worthington, Ohio
Stagville Tour Gold Standard

I think every American should make a trip to Stagville in their lifetime. I teach high school... read more

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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...more
5828 Old Oxford Rd, Durham, NC 27712-9758
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My brother and I were blessed to be on tour with such a knowledgeable tour guide, who had taught at the graduate level and had such a passion for the site. The tour focuses on the enslaved people, although we got information about the family...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think every American should make a trip to Stagville in their lifetime. I teach high school history, and came to this site as part of a month-long Freedom Tour of the South. As the members of a nation shaped by slavery, it is essential...More

Thank Alice B
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

We visited here on morning. It’s free but not well kept up for informational guides on its history. The pamphlet said a tour at 11 but we were the only ones there and the desk person was silent on this. Pretty much self guided but...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Hugely disappointing. A chance to explore the history of a site ruined by a guide who avoided facts in favour of her political agenda. For example, " the African Americans were kidnapped by white slavers." Absolute nonsense. The unfortunate victims were probably captured by opposing...More

3  Thank David P
Reviewed 3 April 2018

An extremely interesting, well-preserved and genuinely historic location for America that should be more popular than it seems to be. I am very glad to have visited but found the attitude of our tour guide to be needlessly patronizing and overbearing. I thought it was...More

3  Thank Joey P
Reviewed 24 March 2018

Most plantation or historic home tours focus on the family that owned the property; Stagville's tour emphasizes the experience and achievements of enslaved people. This crucial perspective is woven throughout the tour, from where enslaved servants stood in the household and what they would have...More

1  Thank Mitch S
Reviewed 11 February 2018

Historic Stagville, preserved as a North Carolina historic site, was originally home to Virginia merchant Richard Bennehan, who moved to North Carolina in 1768 at the age of 25. In 1776, the same year he wed Mary Amis, Bennehan purchased farmland from Judith Stag and...More

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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

it is crucial that Americans remember their history - and no better place to do that than Stagville, which spans the history of America - from Independence to Brown v. Board of Education. Guided tours (look up schedule) take you through home of largest plantation...More

1  Thank res927
Reviewed 4 January 2018

When looking for things to do in N. Carolina I recommend stopping here. It is truly a historic experience. It is amazing to see how people lived in the 1800's.

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Reviewed 31 December 2017

There's quite a bit to see at Stagville and it's all very interesting. Note that tours only go out at 11, 1, and 3 and I would call ahead to be sure. You start with a tour of a plantation house next to the visitor...More

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Response from CocoaLily | Reviewed this property |
I went in August and those were the hours, however I still called before I went to make sure. Trust but verify.