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Stagville State Historic Site

5828 Old Oxford Rd, Durham, NC 27712-9758
+1 919-620-0120
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Stagville historic site puts emphasis on plantation's enslaved population.

Historic Stagville, preserved as a North Carolina historic site, was originally home to Virginia... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
D2958ZXgarym
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King, United States
Now more than ever

it is crucial that Americans remember their history - and no better place to do that than... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2018
res927
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Durham, NC
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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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"slave quarters"
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"plantation house"
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"plantation life"
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"the main house"
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"free tour"
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"tour guide"
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"visitor's center"
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"great barn"
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"multiple families"
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"pre civil war"
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"plantation owner"
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"tour takes about an hour"
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"deep south"
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"suggested donation"
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"north carolina"
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"interesting history"
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"piece of history"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Historic Stagville, preserved as a North Carolina historic site, was originally home to Virginia merchant Richard Bennehan, who moved to North Carolina in 1768 at the age of 25. In 1776, the same year he wed Mary Amis, Bennehan purchased farmland from Judith Stag and...More

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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

it is crucial that Americans remember their history - and no better place to do that than Stagville, which spans the history of America - from Independence to Brown v. Board of Education. Guided tours (look up schedule) take you through home of largest plantation...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

When looking for things to do in N. Carolina I recommend stopping here. It is truly a historic experience. It is amazing to see how people lived in the 1800's.

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Reviewed 31 December 2017

There's quite a bit to see at Stagville and it's all very interesting. Note that tours only go out at 11, 1, and 3 and I would call ahead to be sure. You start with a tour of a plantation house next to the visitor...More

Thank Zach F
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Was very disappointed after my visit. We used to live in the area (01-06) and went often and really enjoyed it. The tour guides were great and very knowledgeable. I brought my kids hoping they would get the same experience and was left thoroughly saddened...More

Thank Karen W
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

We only had one day in Durham and wanted to visit Stagville because it was recommended to us by our niece. We did not know that to see the plantation buildings, one needs to go with a free tour. Sadly, our timing was off and...More

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Reviewed 28 November 2017

The tour guide we had was wonderful! He possessed a great deal of knowledge and showed us impressive details of the sites. The sites themselves were well maintained too.

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Reviewed 15 August 2017

I visited during one of their festivals. It was interesting to taste hopping join and other period foods

Thank Tracey J
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Reviewed 29 July 2017

Depending on the weather this can be wonderful or oppressive. Step back in time and learn about early life in Durham County. Usually visitors have the property to themselves. It's like having a private tour. Stagville is rustic. You can spend as much time as...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2017

Great history lesson. Guide was knowledgeable and willing to answer questions. Seeing the plantation house was great and very informative about Plantation life before and after the Civil War. Minus one star for having to drive to the slave cabins and barns. It took away...More

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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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