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Stagville State Historic Site

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Address: 5828 Old Oxford Rd, Durham, NC 27712-9758
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+1 919-620-0120

Stagville is the site of the largest antebellum plantation complex in North...

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 to provide a balanced interpretation through tours and special events that tell the story of free and enslaved people who called Stagville home.

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Visiting Stagville Plantation gives you a look into the window of slavery. At one point the Plantation had 900 slaves and 30,000 acres. It was considered the biggest plantation in... read more

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South Florida, Florida
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South Florida, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting Stagville Plantation gives you a look into the window of slavery. At one point the Plantation had 900 slaves and 30,000 acres. It was considered the biggest plantation in the south. Walking through the slave quarters is very chilling, only if walls could talk.

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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Drove all the way out there and it was closed. No notification on phone or website. No class. Terrible customer service

Thank clani
Saginaw, Michigan
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

It was off the beaten path would not have found without trip advisor. One of the best tours I have ever taken and it was free. Guide was interesting and informative. Just an overall enjoyable experience. Lots of local history about plantation life and how the people lived. Have paid for tours and not enjoyed half as much. Leaned alot... More 

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Hilo, Hawaii
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

Stagville Planatation was the largest pre-civil war plantation in North Carolina and one of the biggest in all the South. The plantation house sits just north of Durham and is easily accessable by personal car. The preservation area is surprisingly undeveloped and appears to be significantly under-resourced. That should not stop you as the value of the visit is provided... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

I had family from out of town and this was my first visit as well. It was the largest plantation in NC. We had the free tour which included the slave quarters as well as the plantation home and buildings around it. The guide was excellent. Free but donations are suggested and were given! ;)

Thank Linda B
Spokane, Washington
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

This is a great place to visit. We did the guided tour (free) and was deeply impressed with the knowledge of our guide. It was a classic trip back in history and very sad to hear about slavery in our country.

Thank ptjl2000
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

Great family Visit. Tons of information on plantation life and shows multiple aspects of early southern life. Both from a plantation owner perspective to a worker perspective. Very interesting buildings and grounds

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Harwich, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 27 January 2017

I can't say enough about this place- it's free (suggested donation of $4 per adult and $2 per child), guided tours on the hour in which you get to go inside the buildings, and a friendly, helpful, knowledgeable staff. I was the only person who arrived for a tour but Melissa was happy to take me on the full tour... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

It was a nice and interesting tour of the main house and the slave housing, stables etc. The plantation property used to be enormous but the house was not very luxurious. The tour guide was well informed and managed to transfer us to that time. It was a nice day trip, very close to the city of Durham and free.... More 

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Reviewed 31 December 2016

Historic Stagville offers an educational, enlightening, and fun experience for history buffs, individuals, couples, and families. A great weekend afternoon activity with walking, relics, and a wealth information.

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