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Bennett Place Historic Site

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Address: 4409 Bennett Memorial Road, Durham, NC 27705
Phone Number:
+1 919-383-4345
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Tue - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Enjoyed learning the very important History of the end of Civil War

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jazzie D
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Toronto, Canada
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank AmersonTina
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131 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank LisaMomofTwins
Porter, Indiana
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just happened to come across this attraction while looking for interesting places to visit while in Durham. What a nice surprise! There is a short film about the history of this place then a short tour of the property. Glad we stopped!

Thank SPKK06
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found this site online while looking up info on Appomattox. Luckily we were in Raleigh and just down the road from here. Well worth the side trip. Nice quick visit to the site were Johnston surrendered to Sherman almost 90k men that effectively ended the Civil War. As important as Appomattox but hardly ever mentioned. Both my teenagers liked it... More 

Thank Andy G
Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The surrender at Bennett Place is, for some reason, not very well known. The events that happened there at the close of the Civil War are extremely significant, though, and the site is very interesting and well-interpreted. It's best to start your visit with the film, which is excellent and explains not only the Confederate surrender at the Bennett Farm,... More 

Thank katsusanna
Palo Alto, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This is a very small site, but with a very large significance during the "War of Northern Aggression". It was the site of the largest Confederate surrender. The tour is informative......highly recommended. Note: it is closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Thank Sharon L
Northern VA
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39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

This site was amazing. If you thought the Civil War ended in Appomattox (see my earlier review) you would be mistaken...in this small farm near Durham NC the largest surrender of confederate troops occurred under the bright light of Lincoln's assassination. Greatly improved my understanding of Sherman and Johnston. Great video provides understanding of the historic events and the participants... More 

Thank bill20
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This is a lessor known Civil War site and well worth the visit. This is where the largest surrender of the Confederate Army to the Union between General Sherman and General Johnson was negotiated. It's the place where the healing of America started, lived out by the two generals who became good friends to the end of their lives. Very... More 

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Thurman, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

I've always wondered about the vagaries of history. Why is it some happenings: battles, inventions, & ideas are famously taught and propagandized, while others lost in the shuffle? This place falls in the latter category: the real end of the Civil War happened here, a quiet little farmhouse in North Carolina, where a lesser general of the South surrendered the... More 

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