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Bennett Place Historic Site

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Address: 4409 Bennett Memorial Rd, Durham, NC 27705-2307
Phone Number: +1 919-383-4345
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Civil War History in a local museum setting

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 August 2016
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Durham, North Carolina
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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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Thank Rachael M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

My husband has been interested and reading about the civil war for years. Visiting Bennett Place made so much of it come alive for me. The short film sets the foundation but the docents bring it to life as thy escort you through the grounds to the Bennett family house where a major surrender at the end of the civil... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

This place has it all. Awesome things to see, explicit and gory destination related little know facts about how the end of the civil war went down.

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Thank Sam D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

There is a video that tells the story behind Bennett Place and its very informative. Also, they have a guided tour you are able to attend. The facilities are kept up and clean.

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Washington, D.C.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

I had no idea the end of the Civil War was not Appomattox, Virginia. This is where the end really happened. Well worth the short drive out of Durham to see this truly historic site. Good 17 minute film at the visitor's center tells you the whole story.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

All there years I thought the Civil War ended at Appomattox but not so it truly end when General Sherman of the North a General Johnson of the South signed final terms of the laying down of arms under honorable terms. The Bennett House is a wonderful historical site

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Dayton, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

If you are not familiar with the area, I would suggest using a GPS. It is located in the city in a mixed use business/residential area. They ask for donation ($3.00 per adult), but the site is free. We did not watch the film. As a group, we followed our guide who was awesome to the 3 buildings. These are... More 

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