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Stagville State Historic Site

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Address: 5828 Old Oxford Rd, Durham, NC 27712-9758
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+1 919-620-0120

Stagville is the site of the largest antebellum plantation complex in North...

Stagville is the site of the largest antebellum plantation complex in North Carolina. By 1860, this lands, owned by the Bennehan and Cameron families, spread out over 30,000 acres (47 sq. miles) and was home to over 900 enslaved people. Our goal is to provide a balanced interpretation through tours and special events that tell the story of free and enslaved people who called Stagville home.

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Great Place to Visit

This is a great place to visit. We did the guided tour (free) and was deeply impressed with the knowledge of our guide. It was a classic trip back in history and very sad to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Spokane, Washington
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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a great place to visit. We did the guided tour (free) and was deeply impressed with the knowledge of our guide. It was a classic trip back in history and very sad to hear about slavery in our country.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great family Visit. Tons of information on plantation life and shows multiple aspects of early southern life. Both from a plantation owner perspective to a worker perspective. Very interesting buildings and grounds

Thank Wes S
Harwich, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can't say enough about this place- it's free (suggested donation of $4 per adult and $2 per child), guided tours on the hour in which you get to go inside the buildings, and a friendly, helpful, knowledgeable staff. I was the only person who arrived for a tour but Melissa was happy to take me on the full tour... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

It was a nice and interesting tour of the main house and the slave housing, stables etc. The plantation property used to be enormous but the house was not very luxurious. The tour guide was well informed and managed to transfer us to that time. It was a nice day trip, very close to the city of Durham and free.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Historic Stagville offers an educational, enlightening, and fun experience for history buffs, individuals, couples, and families. A great weekend afternoon activity with walking, relics, and a wealth information.

Thank ShamLNC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

I grew up in the area and remember when the property was donated to the State and restoration began. I've visited every several years since then, and I love how the history continues to be revealed. Definitely worth a a couple of hours to travel back in time.

Thank EdRockster
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

The tour was very informative. The tour guide was a straight shooter he cleared up a lot of misconceptions a lot of people have about slavery and how intelligent and resourceful the people were. It was overwhelming to be inside the actual living quarters where slaves lived however, it was a learning experience.

Thank Sunnie G
Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I've been here many years ago and decide to rate it now. It was a great learning experience. I've always passed the sign but had the opportunity to go with a church group. I've learned and experience something new. History is knowledge.

Thank Sheila B
Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Can't believe I've lived nearby for many years but had not visited until today. Tour guide was very knowledgable about the history and culture. Enjoyable and educational. This should be a "must see" for those who want to know about the history of this area.

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Wonderful site. Volunteer tour guide was fantastic. He has a wealth of knowledge and could answer all of our questions.

Thank Delvin S

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