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Bennett Place Historic Site

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

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sweet site, wtih small but amazing museum!

A few buildings reconstructed from civil war era, that tell the story of surrender and life during the 1860s. Enthusiastic volunteer guides! short and very informative video and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 October 2016
masiegel47
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

A few buildings reconstructed from civil war era, that tell the story of surrender and life during the 1860s. Enthusiastic volunteer guides! short and very informative video and museum.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

You can do the video, museum and walk around in an hour. It is worth it thou. For a couple if bucks donation you get a lot. I would recommend for families and picnics.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

This site was an interesting 2 hour visit learning more about the Civil War and what life was like in the 1800's.

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Del Rio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

This was the final signing place for peace of civil war. It very well done , very realist. definitely worth the visit.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

This State Historic site is staffed by friendly and knowledgable volunteers who explained the three meetings between Generals Sherman and Johnston that lead to the end of the war... The buildings are period buildings with period furnishings to replace those lost in time and a fire... The chimney is the original in the parlor when the discussions and signings took... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

With friends from Chicago we wanted to do something different. I had never been to the Bennett Place and we do love history. What a lovely gem... I learned more about the Civil War and Durham. It doesn't take long to go through but well worth it. Our guide was excellent too!

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Great place to schedule a history lesson for the kids. Has an in-door museum with artifacts of the Civil War - War of Northern Aggression

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Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Excellent site easily found off either 40 or 85 freeways-- museum was very informative, as was the 18 minute movie. The farmhouse buildings are well displayed, and the tour guide was very informative. The history of this place would be of interest to anybody into the Civil War or general US history. Sites like these should be supported, a lot... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

The film was good as was the tiny museum. Our docent editorialized history which was a bit of a distraction but overall the experience was positive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

We loved the enthusiastic docent who led us out to the Bennett House. He clearly loves history! The museum was very nice, too. Movie was well done. Free admission but donation suggested.

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