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“Fun Place”

Bennett Place Historic Site
Ranked #11 of 80 things to do in Durham
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Fun place to visit but it is rather small. Enjoy the informative movie and museum. There are outbuildings but they were locked.

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Reviewed 11 May 2014

I went with my daughter who is a history grad student at Duke and we both found this a very interesting visit. The guide was extremely knowledgable of the history of Carolina -slaves-life-and the civil war. I would go back again as there always seems to be more to learn.

1  Thank LMFMinneapolis
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

While Lee's surrender of 26,000 troops to Grant at Appomatox Court House may have set the stage for the end of the Civil War, Joe Johnston's surrender of 89,000 troops to Sherman ~two weeks later at Bennett Place effectively ended the war. Few - even North Carolinians - know much if at all about the surrender negotiations that took place at Bennett's farm, situated half way between the two opposing armies. This is a North Carolina Historic Site and, while it has a self-guided tour, there may be a docent in attendance to take you around. My group's guide was Angelina, a sophomore in high school who volunteered her time on Saturdays. She was knowledgeable and personable. If you are looking for grandeur, don't visit. But if you are looking to experience a location with a lot of historical significance, this is a place to visit.

1  Thank stan w
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

We had a tour guide that really put this ground into prospective. There were also a couple of reenactors on the grounds as well. The meeting and later friendship between these two former adversaries (Gen Sherman and Gen Johnston) took place at the Bennett House. Next year is the 150 yr anniversary of the meeting. This is another free museum. I highly recommend it.

Thank Edward M
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

If you really care about the minute details of the American Civil War, well, this is a pretty historic place. And entrance is free (although donations are certainly much needed). But other than that, there is not much to see here. It is more of a "been there done that" for Civil War history buffs

1  Thank BrunoEsti
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