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Bennett Place Historic Site

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Address: 4409 Bennett Memorial Rd, Durham, NC 27705-2307
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A tragically overlooked spot

With history being written by the victors, Appomattox Courthouse gets more space in the books, but this unassuming and quiet spot off Hillsborough Road was actually of much... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Durham, United States
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Durham, United States
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

With history being written by the victors, Appomattox Courthouse gets more space in the books, but this unassuming and quiet spot off Hillsborough Road was actually of much greater consequence in ending the Civil War. Call ahead to find out when the reenactors will be on the grounds.

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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58 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bennett Place........the place where History comes alive. This is truly a place not to miss. They have a small museum and an AVI building, plus a souvenier shop. The real attraction is the Bennett Place where General Johnston and General Sherman signed the paper to end the war. Once a year, they have a reenactment and the folks in the... More 

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California
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285 reviews
120 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

An incredible place to visit, with amazing history! It is definitely worth visiting! Wear comfortable shoes, and bring your water bottle!

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Brooklyn, New York
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59 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had no idea about this place or its historical significance. I found out about it quite by chance, and decided to to check it out myself. Here is where the Civil War actually ended. We learned in school about another place. But that is not quite the whole truth. On site, we found some re-enactors, a rebuilt house, artifacts... More 

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Garner, North Carolina
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175 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

It is remote, but worth finding. There is NO substitute for standing and being where history happened - Philadelphia, Yorktown, Appomattox, here. The history behind what happened here goes far beyond the people that participated because it was more than the surrender of an army, it was the final surrender of the final army the day after the President had... More 

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NC
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Bennett Place is the location of the final surrender of the Civil War. There is a good short film and museum on the site to depict events and artefacts of the war, along with conditions and terms of the surrender. There is a reconstruction of the farm within walking distance of the museum, where one can get an idea of... More 

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

The information in the visitors' center is very good in explaining that a large Confederate surrender took place here several days after Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox. It also explains how Durham was not founded until after the Civil War. The fact that the site has been preserved is remarkable.

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Thank marleyjune
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307 reviews
145 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

The site is certainly interesting, but the tour guide made the entire experience. Our guide brought the site to life, giving context to everything and placing the moment that occurred here in the larger context of both the antebellum South, the Civil War, and Reconstruction. My son and I both learned a lot about the Civil War in the Carolinas... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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467 reviews
363 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

The largest surrender of Confederate soldiers (89,000) happened at this farmhouse. Be sure to watch the film in the Visitors Center before walking around the grounds. You will learn so much about what you will be seeing.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 316 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Very nicely tended and obviously cared for testament to all our past that must be secured so that we honor them who for whatever reason paid so dear a price. The grounds, buildings and museum are easily navigated and situated well for any visitor.

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