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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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+1 919-383-4345
09:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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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... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
Garner, North Carolina
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Garner, North Carolina
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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 

Thank angsw72
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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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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.

Thank marleyjune
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 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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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.

Thank Harry P
Durham, North Carolina
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8 reviews
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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
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 scheduled tour). It is worth a quick visit, if it is on your way to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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 we loved it. See the short flik first.

Thank Jazzie D
Webster, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 tourguide was very knowledgeable! There is also a small store on the property as well... More 

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