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Stagville State Historic Site

5828 Old Oxford Rd, Durham, NC 27712-9758
+1 919-620-0120
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Bummer! We missed the tour.

We only had one day in Durham and wanted to visit Stagville because it was recommended to us by our... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
portland, oregon
Articulate tour guide for a walk back in history

The tour guide we had was wonderful! He possessed a great deal of knowledge and showed us... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ruiqi G
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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
+1 919-620-0120
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank wilredd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Ruiqi G
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
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

Thank ptajack
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

2  Thank 19Dee67
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We went to this site with some out of town guest. We live very close and sometimes these venues are overlooked. This has a very interesting history and the guide that we had was excellent. ( a retired teacher) Take your time and enjoy. Best...More

Thank Dennis G
Reviewed 7 June 2017

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 June 2017 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 2 June 2017

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
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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.