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King tobacco

Visited with daughter before going on to Asheville through Winston Salem. Very informative museum... read more

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Worthington, Ohio
Learned A Lot

Our tour guide was a gentleman who was a professor before his retirement and he was very... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2018
Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
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“tobacco museum”(12 reviews)
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At Duke Homestead, visitors can tour the early home, factories, and farm where Washington Duke first grew and processed tobacco. Duke's sons later founded The American Tobacco Company, the largest tobacco company in the world. The Dukes became one...more
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2828 Duke Homestead Rd, Durham, NC 27705-2726
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited with daughter before going on to Asheville through Winston Salem. Very informative museum about tobacco's effect on so much in society, including the beginning of marketing. Outside is 40 acres of the original Duke farm with the original Duke homestead and several barn factories...More

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Reviewed 2 July 2018

Our tour guide was a gentleman who was a professor before his retirement and he was very knowledgeable about the Duke Family. The house and farm were where Washington Duke and his family lived in the mid 1800's. You learn about the importance of the...More

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Reviewed 21 June 2018

Stopped for a few hours and managed to catch most of an indoor tour led by a Duke student, but was disappointed to find that the tours of the house and grounds had been cancelled due to the heat. We totally understood that the guides...More

Thank ncbunnie
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Great tour guides! Touch real tobacco leaves, learn about how it made fortunes for entreprenuers of the past.

Thank Ann N
Reviewed 8 May 2018

The free guided tour was led by a Duke student who was quite knowledgeable. The tour covered the Duke family and its relationship to tobacco from farm, through factory and into the home. A definite stop if you are in the area.

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Reviewed 27 April 2018

Before I visited the Homestead I heard several stories full of inaccuracies about the origins of Duke´s Family. After visiting the homestead I learned quite interesting facts, while simultaneously learning a lot about the origins of tobacco industry at Durham while visiting the museum exhibition...More

Thank Andres V
Reviewed 22 April 2018

A great part of Tobacco history with interesting facts about how Durham became the Tobacco HQ for the US.

Thank Ray P
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

We took the free 45 minute tour with a very pleasant young lady. Short interesting film is shown in the visitors center. Nice displays about the tobacco industry.

Thank Sue D
Reviewed 5 March 2018

We spent a lovely couple of hours at Duke Homestead. When you pull into the parking lot it doesn't look like much, just a bland visitors center. However keep going, the good stuff is out back. The guided tour (free) was very worthwhile. Our guide...More

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

Imagine starting over in life at nearly 40 with 50 cents in pocket and two blind mules on your property completely ransacked from the Civil War! Washington Duke, and later his sons, created thousands of jobs, lead an entire industry with their innovations and marketing...More

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hi, I did not see a goldfish pond. it may still be there though
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