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Bennett Place Historic Site

4409 Bennett Memorial Rd, Durham, NC 27705-2307
+1 919-383-4345
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I had no idea about this place or its historical significance. I found out about it quite by... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Brooklyn, New York

It is remote, but worth finding. There is NO substitute for standing and being where history... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
Garner, North Carolina
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4409 Bennett Memorial Rd, Durham, NC 27705-2307
+1 919-383-4345
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had no idea about this place or its historical significance. I found out about it quite by chance, and decided to to check it out myself. Here is where the Civil War actually ended. We learned in school about another place. But that is...More

Thank C S
Reviewed 20 March 2017

It is remote, but worth finding. There is NO substitute for standing and being where history happened - Philadelphia, Yorktown, Appomattox, here. The history behind what happened here goes far beyond the people that participated because it was more than the surrender of an army,...More

2  Thank angsw72
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Bennett Place is the location of the final surrender of the Civil War. There is a good short film and museum on the site to depict events and artefacts of the war, along with conditions and terms of the surrender. There is a reconstruction of...More

Thank ncskierguy
Reviewed 12 March 2017

The information in the visitors' center is very good in explaining that a large Confederate surrender took place here several days after Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox. It also explains how Durham was not founded until after the Civil War. The fact that the...More

Thank marleyjune
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

The site is certainly interesting, but the tour guide made the entire experience. Our guide brought the site to life, giving context to everything and placing the moment that occurred here in the larger context of both the antebellum South, the Civil War, and Reconstruction....More

Thank DukeOKC
Reviewed 28 February 2017

The largest surrender of Confederate soldiers (89,000) happened at this farmhouse. Be sure to watch the film in the Visitors Center before walking around the grounds. You will learn so much about what you will be seeing.

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Very nicely tended and obviously cared for testament to all our past that must be secured so that we honor them who for whatever reason paid so dear a price. The grounds, buildings and museum are easily navigated and situated well for any visitor.

Thank Harry P
Reviewed 22 January 2017

My husband and I love going here, especially when the have historically dressed interpreters and reenactments. There is a short film to view before you go on the grounds to explain the historical significance of this place. You can tour the houses and grounds.

Thank melaniedwoods
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

It is a very small old house, where the civil war ended ( they signed the papers ) that is well preserved. We had a small tour of the 3 tiny buildings, that otherwise would have been locked (if it was not time for the...More

1  Thank Tina O
Reviewed 7 January 2017

My husband and I enjoyed our quiet visit here. The staff was wonderful and very knowledgeable and willing to answer questions. Even offering either a self - guided or guided tour by donation. Neither my husband nor I remember learning the information in school so...More

Thank Jazzie D
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Tanya R
Is there enough room to park a truck pulling a travel trailer in the parking lot?
26 March 2016|
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Response from AtlantaJim | Reviewed this property |
i remember there being enough room, but I'd call the site and ask them if it's okay before you actually try to park a big rig on their property.
Peggy E
Hours of operation
25 March 2015|
Response from Ralph G | Reviewed this property |
Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Sunday, Monday, and most major state holidays.