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Bennett Place Historic Site

4409 Bennett Memorial Rd, Durham, NC 27705-2307
+1 919-383-4345
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If you’re a civil war nerd, you’ll love it.

Cool little historic site, particularly if you’re a civil war buff. Otherwise, you’ll kill an hour... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Matt594
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Durham, North Carolina
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What an undiscovered important historical site!

This is the site of the largest Confederate solider surrender of the Civil War and it is rarely... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
AlexOrange04
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New York
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4409 Bennett Memorial Rd, Durham, NC 27705-2307
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Cool little historic site, particularly if you’re a civil war buff. Otherwise, you’ll kill an hour and feel like “meh, it was a better use of time than watching TV”.

Thank Matt594
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is the site of the largest Confederate solider surrender of the Civil War and it is rarely ever mentioned in history books! Tours are on the hour and are recommended for a full overview of the site. It is extremely small with a few...More

Thank AlexOrange04
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Since I love historic place we stopped in to visit the place where the civil war ended. Learn about the event and spoke with experts who told us all about how people lived during the war.

Thank mrnick9999
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lee’s surrender to Grant April 9, 1865, at Appomattox is considered by many as the act which ended the American Civil War. In truth, however, a larger surrender of Confederate forces occurred in Durham, North Carolina, more than two weeks later and under markedly different...More

Thank D2958ZXgarym
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone has heard of Appomattox, but how many are aware of the surrender that occurred in the days following, and immediately after Lincoln’s assassination, between General Sherman and his Confederate counterpart? This is the story of the Bennett Place, a historic spot and occasion that...More

Thank fghdcp
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

A "must" visit for folks interested in US history, particularly the Civil War period. The guides were passionate and enthusiastic. We learned so much about the real end of the Civil War. No entrance fee; just a suggested donation. Plan to spend about 90-plus minutes...More

Thank AJosephD
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

This little site is possibly one of the most important places in US history. It is free to visit, the tour is exceptional and it is a truly fascinating site.

Thank tombillinge
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

Anytime I have visitors, I always take them to Bennett Place Historic Site; beyond its importance to the history of the US, the site is well-maintained, has some lovely little trails through a small bit of pine forest, and frequently hosts reenactments that are great...More

Thank colemady
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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

First of all, it's free. Secondly, it's good enough to pay real money for. It is the farmhouse site of the Confederate surrender that finally ended the Civil War. Our visit was three parts: movie, museum and guided tour. All were terrific. We got such...More

Thank Dawn M
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Located just outside Durham. This is the farmstead where Generals Johnston and Sherman met, after Lee had surrendered to Grant, to surrender over 3x the number of soldiers who had been covered at Appamatox. The buildings are not original, but are reconstructions of period appropriate...More

Thank David S
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Tanya R
26 March 2016|
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Response from AtlantaJim | Reviewed this property |
i remember there being enough room, but I'd call the site and ask them if it's okay before you actually try to park a big rig on their property.
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Peggy E
25 March 2015|
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Response from Ralph G | Reviewed this property |
Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Sunday, Monday, and most major state holidays.
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