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Important part of Durham history

The Homestead is not far from downtown Durham, but it's not easy to find, as it's a little north of... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2018
Bruce M
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Durham, North Carolina
Very Interesting place

Nice little Museum to learn about the History and impact of Tobacco in our area. Also a lot of... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Susan T
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Reidsville, North Carolina, United States
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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

My parents were visiting, so my husband and I were looking for places to visit, and a friend suggested the Duke Homestead. What a great suggestion! We went on a Friday around 1:00 pm. We brought our lunch and ate at the picnic area and enjoyed it!

After lunch we took the guided tour through the property and learned a lot about the tobacco history in NC and about the Duke family. The guide was knowledgeable and very friendly. After the tour we visited the tobacco museum.

Highly recommended visit. One can plan a great day out at the Duke Homestead with family and friends.

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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

When you visit the Duke homestead you will learn a lot about the growing and processing of tobacco but, mostly, you will be so impressed reading about the Duke family and it's origins. It is amazing to see the homestead and read about this tenant farmer who had such a great influence on North Carolina, it's medical community as well as Duke university and so much more. If you are in the area it's a must do.

Thank Junebug1953
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

A great way to learn more about the Duke family and their contribution to this region. Make sure you take the guided tour too. The tobacco museum is very well done. You can easily spend 2 hours there learning about the business, history etc....

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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Very interesting history of Washington Duke and tobacco industry since 1860's. Bill the tour guide was very good at presenting the history, highly recommend a trip. The actual house that the Duke family lived in and some of the work places and tools used at the time are authentic. The tour takes you right into the actual homestead and get to touch and hold the age old antiques of the time. It's a leisurely tour that lasts about 40 minutes. Definitely put this visit on the to do list for Durham. Does it give a neutral view of Mr. Duke... Leave it to your judgement but a worth while trip.

Thank Expedition381094
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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

First it's free. If you don't know about North Carolina & tobacco you will really enjoy & learn lot. I am from N.C but would recommend

Thank Fredboy1946
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