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History of the South

Throughout this area, we have many places that tell the history of this Southern area. Stagville... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Betty E
Hillsborough, North Carolina
Rich historic experience

My son and I both found the tour to be incredible. Bill has a keen knack for story-telling, leading... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2018
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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...more
5828 Old Oxford Rd, Durham, NC 27712-9758
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Throughout this area, we have many places that tell the history of this Southern area. Stagville is one of them and they do an excellent job explaining things you have read in books or have seen in movies. I wish everyone would viist Stagville and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Betty E
Reviewed 11 November 2018

My son and I both found the tour to be incredible. Bill has a keen knack for story-telling, leading visitors through the history and experiences of the enslaved people who lived and toiled on the Stagville Plantation. The tour was rich with detail but never...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 12 August 2018

My brother and I were blessed to be on tour with such a knowledgeable tour guide, who had taught at the graduate level and had such a passion for the site. The tour focuses on the enslaved people, although we got information about the family...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

I think every American should make a trip to Stagville in their lifetime. I teach high school history, and came to this site as part of a month-long Freedom Tour of the South. As the members of a nation shaped by slavery, it is essential...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Alice B
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

We visited here on morning. It’s free but not well kept up for informational guides on its history. The pamphlet said a tour at 11 but we were the only ones there and the desk person was silent on this. Pretty much self guided but...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Hugely disappointing. A chance to explore the history of a site ruined by a guide who avoided facts in favour of her political agenda. For example, " the African Americans were kidnapped by white slavers." Absolute nonsense. The unfortunate victims were probably captured by opposing...More

Date of experience: April 2018
5  Thank David P
Reviewed 3 April 2018

An extremely interesting, well-preserved and genuinely historic location for America that should be more popular than it seems to be. I am very glad to have visited but found the attitude of our tour guide to be needlessly patronizing and overbearing. I thought it was...More

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank Joey P
Reviewed 24 March 2018

Most plantation or historic home tours focus on the family that owned the property; Stagville's tour emphasizes the experience and achievements of enslaved people. This crucial perspective is woven throughout the tour, from where enslaved servants stood in the household and what they would have...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Mitch S
Reviewed 11 February 2018

Historic Stagville, preserved as a North Carolina historic site, was originally home to Virginia merchant Richard Bennehan, who moved to North Carolina in 1768 at the age of 25. In 1776, the same year he wed Mary Amis, Bennehan purchased farmland from Judith Stag and...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

it is crucial that Americans remember their history - and no better place to do that than Stagville, which spans the history of America - from Independence to Brown v. Board of Education. Guided tours (look up schedule) take you through home of largest plantation...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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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.