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Bennett Place Historic Site

4409 Bennett Memorial Rd, Durham, NC 27705-2307
+1 919-383-4345
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A must stop if you visit this area

The little museum illustrates aspects of life at the end of the Civil War. The film explains... read more

Reviewed yesterday
CrystalClearTravels
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Hillsborough, North Carolina
A huge moment in history brougt to life

I am a Civil War buff, and thought I knew it all. After 40 minutes in the inspirational company of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
David P
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Wisbech, United Kingdom
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4409 Bennett Memorial Rd, Durham, NC 27705-2307
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"short movie"
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"appomattox courthouse"
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"small store"
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"north carolina"
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"great history"
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Reviewed yesterday

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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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”.

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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

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Reviewed 16 February 2018

Since I love historic place we stopped in to visit the place where the civil war ended. Learn about the event and spoke with experts who told us all about how people lived during the war.

Thank mrnick9999
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Reviewed 27 January 2018

Lee’s surrender to Grant April 9, 1865, at Appomattox is considered by many as the act which ended the American Civil War. In truth, however, a larger surrender of Confederate forces occurred in Durham, North Carolina, more than two weeks later and under markedly different...More

2  Thank D2958ZXgarym
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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Everyone has heard of Appomattox, but how many are aware of the surrender that occurred in the days following, and immediately after Lincoln’s assassination, between General Sherman and his Confederate counterpart? This is the story of the Bennett Place, a historic spot and occasion that...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

A "must" visit for folks interested in US history, particularly the Civil War period. The guides were passionate and enthusiastic. We learned so much about the real end of the Civil War. No entrance fee; just a suggested donation. Plan to spend about 90-plus minutes...More

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

This little site is possibly one of the most important places in US history. It is free to visit, the tour is exceptional and it is a truly fascinating site.

Thank tombillinge
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

Anytime I have visitors, I always take them to Bennett Place Historic Site; beyond its importance to the history of the US, the site is well-maintained, has some lovely little trails through a small bit of pine forest, and frequently hosts reenactments that are great...More

Thank colemady
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Tanya R
26 March 2016|
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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.
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Peggy E
25 March 2015|
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Response from Ralph G | Reviewed this property |
Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Sunday, Monday, and most major state holidays.
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