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Bennett Place Historic Site

4409 Bennett Memorial Rd, Durham, NC 27705-2307
+1 919-383-4345
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Small site but great tour guide for 1.5-2 hours

This is a small site, but the tour guide we had was excellent and spent a lot of time with our... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JamesSMc
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Katy, Texas
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Visit the site where the Civil War actually ended!! Not at Appomattox as everyone says

This National Historic site is a must see to anyone who has 1-3 hours to see just how the Civil War... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
TheTikiTravelPlanner
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San Antonio, Texas
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4409 Bennett Memorial Rd, Durham, NC 27705-2307
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small site, but the tour guide we had was excellent and spent a lot of time with our family giving great insights. The home was interesting, but the kitchen house more so. Small site but great tour guide for 1.5-2 hours.

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

This National Historic site is a must see to anyone who has 1-3 hours to see just how the Civil War ended. As usual, this place almost was destroyed but the locals kept it alive and now has protected status. Thank you! John's tidbit of...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Most of us were taught that the Civil War ended with Lee's surrender of 28,000 Confederate troops at Appomattox. However, Lee surrendered only the Army of Northern Virginia. The far larger surrender of more than 89,000 troops representing the Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida --the entire...More

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Reviewed 19 April 2018

The little museum illustrates aspects of life at the end of the Civil War. The film explains Johnston's surrender to Sherman and how it affected the Bennett family. The house is a reconstruction from illustrations made during the actual surrender. I bring any visitors to...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

I am a Civil War buff, and thought I knew it all. After 40 minutes in the inspirational company of guide Bill Bryant, I realised I knew nothing. I had thought that Appomattox was the end of it all. Instead, I learned that if William...More

2  Thank David P
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Reviewed 20 February 2018 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”.

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Reviewed 19 February 2018 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

1  Thank AlexOrange04
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

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.

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Reviewed 27 January 2018

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

2  Thank D2958ZXgarym
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Reviewed 27 January 2018 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

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Tanya R
25 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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