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Great Tour, Very Interesting

Bennett Farm was so intriguing. I never realized that this was the place of the largest surrender... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
Where the Civil War Really Ended

Appomattox claims to be the place where the Civil War ended. However, Lee's surrender didn't end... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
David E
Durham, North Carolina
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4409 Bennett Memorial Rd, Durham, NC 27705-2307
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bennett Farm was so intriguing. I never realized that this was the place of the largest surrender of Confederate soldiers in the Civil War. The interaction between Sherman and Johnston really came to life. It was surprising to learn that Appomattox was not the final...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Appomattox claims to be the place where the Civil War ended. However, Lee's surrender didn't end the war. There were still armies in the field and fighting. A truce was signed here after Appomattox, resulting in the largest troop surrender of the war. See a...More

Thank David E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting from the UK I was keen to learn as much as I could about the Civil War and the Bennett Place site was a great place to start. Although this is where the Civil War actually ended Bill Bryant the Tour Guide was fantastic...More

Thank sallyannejohn
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

This is a small site, but the tour guide we had was excellent and spent a lot of time with our family giving great insights. The home was interesting, but the kitchen house more so. Small site but great tour guide for 1.5-2 hours.

Thank JamesSMc
Reviewed 14 May 2018

This National Historic site is a must see to anyone who has 1-3 hours to see just how the Civil War ended. As usual, this place almost was destroyed but the locals kept it alive and now has protected status. Thank you! John's tidbit of...More

Thank TheTikiTravelPlanner
Reviewed 23 April 2018

Most of us were taught that the Civil War ended with Lee's surrender of 28,000 Confederate troops at Appomattox. However, Lee surrendered only the Army of Northern Virginia. The far larger surrender of more than 89,000 troops representing the Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida --the entire...More

Thank Jim-or-Julie
Reviewed 20 April 2018

The little museum illustrates aspects of life at the end of the Civil War. The film explains Johnston's surrender to Sherman and how it affected the Bennett family. The house is a reconstruction from illustrations made during the actual surrender. I bring any visitors to...More

Thank CrystalClearTravels
Reviewed 4 April 2018

I am a Civil War buff, and thought I knew it all. After 40 minutes in the inspirational company of guide Bill Bryant, I realised I knew nothing. I had thought that Appomattox was the end of it all. Instead, I learned that if William...More

2  Thank David P
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Cool little historic site, particularly if you’re a civil war buff. Otherwise, you’ll kill an hour and feel like “meh, it was a better use of time than watching TV”.

Thank Matt594
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

This is the site of the largest Confederate solider surrender of the Civil War and it is rarely ever mentioned in history books! Tours are on the hour and are recommended for a full overview of the site. It is extremely small with a few...More

1  Thank AlexOrange04
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Tanya R
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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
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.