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Stagville State Historic Site

5828 Old Oxford Rd, Durham, NC 27712-9758
+1 919-620-0120
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A great place to visit for a few hours

This was a nice hidden gem for anyone wanting to learn more about Southern history. The staff is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Joe C
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Durham, North Carolina
Great Tour / Great Guide

This was an excellent learning experience and I recommend it for adults that are passing through... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ryan71581
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Raleigh, North Carolina
via mobile
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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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5828 Old Oxford Rd, Durham, NC 27712-9758
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a nice hidden gem for anyone wanting to learn more about Southern history. The staff is very pleasant, and you can tour the property, main house and old slave houses. The staff and tour are very informative. It was very quiet when we...More

Thank Joe C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was an excellent learning experience and I recommend it for adults that are passing through the area. Our guide did a great job and knew what he was talking about.

Thank ryan71581
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great for the entire family. We went on a guided tour which was very informative! The guide was knowledgeable, sharing the history of the area, plantation life and of slavery. We visited slave quarters, the main house and the stables. Well worth the nominal suggested...More

Thank whynot_10
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Visiting Stagville Plantation gives you a look into the window of slavery. At one point the Plantation had 900 slaves and 30,000 acres. It was considered the biggest plantation in the south. Walking through the slave quarters is very chilling, only if walls could talk.

Thank deborock87
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Drove all the way out there and it was closed. No notification on phone or website. No class. Terrible customer service

Thank clani
Reviewed 30 March 2017

It was off the beaten path would not have found without trip advisor. One of the best tours I have ever taken and it was free. Guide was interesting and informative. Just an overall enjoyable experience. Lots of local history about plantation life and how...More

1  Thank royoroyo1958
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Stagville Planatation was the largest pre-civil war plantation in North Carolina and one of the biggest in all the South. The plantation house sits just north of Durham and is easily accessable by personal car. The preservation area is surprisingly undeveloped and appears to be...More

1  Thank jm2hilo
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I had family from out of town and this was my first visit as well. It was the largest plantation in NC. We had the free tour which included the slave quarters as well as the plantation home and buildings around it. The guide was...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 19 February 2017

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.

Thank ptjl2000
Reviewed 29 January 2017

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
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SACALosAngeles
The website mentions tours for summer hours:11,1, 3. Are they still the same now?
4 October 2016|
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Response from CocoaLily | Reviewed this property |
I went in August and those were the hours, however I still called before I went to make sure. Trust but verify.
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