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A Wonderful Beginning

My husband and I (and he is a historian at UNC) really enjoyed the History Hub. It is a small but... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2018
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
A compelling visit in a small package.

At first I was surprised that the museum was housed in a former train depot. That's more the... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2018
Juan L
Simpsonville, United States
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24 Jul 2018
“A Wonderful Beginning”
20 Jun 2018
“A compelling visit in a small package.”
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Reviewed 21 September 2015

Durham restored the vacant downtown bus station and turned it into this small museum. When you see it from the outside you might think it isn't worth stopping because of its size but they have managed to give you a good overview of Durham history....More

5  Thank cheryl h
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Reviewed 24 July 2018

My husband and I (and he is a historian at UNC) really enjoyed the History Hub. It is a small but intriguing introduction to a city that has so many different stories to tell. The Hub provides many nuggets that we did not know --...More

Thank HollyR56
Reviewed 20 June 2018

At first I was surprised that the museum was housed in a former train depot. That's more the museum you'd expect from a small town, in contrast to the huge complexes that Raleigh has. But a lot of good came in this small package. They...More

Thank Juan L
Reviewed 19 April 2018

Definitely check it out. Covers the history of Durham, which it is full of. Not just the tobacco and the movie, but Black Wall Street, and all of the people that makes Durham what it is.

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 2 September 2017

One visit and you will realize that there is great depth to the history of this vibrant diverse city I am proud to call home.

Thank Wayne D
Reviewed 2 July 2017

A good place to get the background of the city and what is happening now. A small building populated with great people.

Thank C S
Reviewed 25 May 2017

I organized a Meetup event here to go through the Durham History Hub. It was a great little tour, with informative signs and photos. There were several large windows, which added nice natural light. In addition, there was information under the windows which explained what...More

Thank dukefan86
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This former train stop , is now a nice little historical stop , in downtown Durham. It has changing exhibits on the history of the area and good information on things too see. The volunteer staff is quite knowledgeable. Also has play area for smaller...More

Thank Anne D
Reviewed 11 June 2016

A small building housing several exhibits tracing Durham's ancestral, cultural, and economic history, with particular and well-deserved attention to our rich African-American heritage. The museum is very small, but carefully reading everything in there could take 1-2 hours, though one could get a nice overview...More

Thank JMinNC
Reviewed 17 December 2015

Well-designed virtual visit to Durham's past. You'll see the movers and shakers and historic sights. It's fun.

Thank Maureen B
Reviewed 18 November 2015

This is a small place you can visit in an hour or less. We were surprised as one of the great great granddaughter of one of the featured families on display dropped in for a picture session. Free parking.

Thank AkuByrd
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