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“Historic but staid”

Bennett Place Historic Site
Ranked #11 of 74 things to do in Durham
Certificate of Excellence
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Durham, North Carolina
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86 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Historic but staid”
Reviewed 3 August 2012

No the most exciting historical site in the US but certainly one of the most underrated. THIS is where the truce was really signed for the Civil War...historians need to make more noise about it!

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Knightdale, North Carolina
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109 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Where the Civil War Actually Ended”
Reviewed 26 July 2012

This is Where Johnston surrendered the remaining Confederate forces in the field to Sherman. Appomattox gets the hype but Lee only surrendered the Army of Northern VA there. House is not original but based on the original. Nice visitors center,

Visited August 2011
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Thank KTownDad
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Woodlawn, Tennessee, United States
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Wonderful Resource”
Reviewed 23 July 2012

This site is an excellent place to learn about the surrender of Joe Johnston to WT Sherman.

Visited July 2012
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Thank Michael M
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Parrish, Florida
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86 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Nice place to stop for a few hours”
Reviewed 16 July 2012

This isn't a big place, but the museum provides a educational look at the role tobacco farming played in the economic growth of the area, as well as the process of growing, harvesting and curing the tobacco. Good place to stop for a few hours.

Visited July 2012
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Greensboro, NC
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121 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“A must for Civil War history enthusiasts”
Reviewed 16 July 2012

This was the site of the agreement between Sherman and Johnston, which came a few weeks after Lee and Grant's agreement. This was the actual site of the real end of the Civil War conflicts. There is a period garden with people to explain and discuss it. They were dying and spinning wool. And there is a very good film about the meeting of Sherman and Johnston. Donation only, no fee. Nice gift shop with lots of educational things for all ages.

Visited July 2012
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