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Bennett Place Historic Site

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Address: 4409 Bennett Memorial Rd, Durham, NC 27705-2307
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+1 919-383-4345
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Tue - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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A little Gem of history tucked into Durham, NC

We took a drive to see this historic landmark and didn't expect to get a fully guided tour as well as watch a short movie with loads of information! Artifacts on display and we... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2017
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Webster, New York
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Webster, New York
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36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We took a drive to see this historic landmark and didn't expect to get a fully guided tour as well as watch a short movie with loads of information! Artifacts on display and we very much enjoyed learning the history of this house - the tourguide was very knowledgeable! There is also a small store on the property as well... More 

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Porter, Indiana
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We just happened to come across this attraction while looking for interesting places to visit while in Durham. What a nice surprise! There is a short film about the history of this place then a short tour of the property. Glad we stopped!

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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Found this site online while looking up info on Appomattox. Luckily we were in Raleigh and just down the road from here. Well worth the side trip. Nice quick visit to the site were Johnston surrendered to Sherman almost 90k men that effectively ended the Civil War. As important as Appomattox but hardly ever mentioned. Both my teenagers liked it... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

The surrender at Bennett Place is, for some reason, not very well known. The events that happened there at the close of the Civil War are extremely significant, though, and the site is very interesting and well-interpreted. It's best to start your visit with the film, which is excellent and explains not only the Confederate surrender at the Bennett Farm,... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

This is a very small site, but with a very large significance during the "War of Northern Aggression". It was the site of the largest Confederate surrender. The tour is informative......highly recommended. Note: it is closed on Sundays and Mondays.

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Northern VA
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43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

This site was amazing. If you thought the Civil War ended in Appomattox (see my earlier review) you would be mistaken...in this small farm near Durham NC the largest surrender of confederate troops occurred under the bright light of Lincoln's assassination. Greatly improved my understanding of Sherman and Johnston. Great video provides understanding of the historic events and the participants... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 16 November 2016

This is a lessor known Civil War site and well worth the visit. This is where the largest surrender of the Confederate Army to the Union between General Sherman and General Johnson was negotiated. It's the place where the healing of America started, lived out by the two generals who became good friends to the end of their lives. Very... More 

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Thurman, New York
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

I've always wondered about the vagaries of history. Why is it some happenings: battles, inventions, & ideas are famously taught and propagandized, while others lost in the shuffle? This place falls in the latter category: the real end of the Civil War happened here, a quiet little farmhouse in North Carolina, where a lesser general of the South surrendered the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 October 2016

A few buildings reconstructed from civil war era, that tell the story of surrender and life during the 1860s. Enthusiastic volunteer guides! short and very informative video and museum.

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Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

You can do the video, museum and walk around in an hour. It is worth it thou. For a couple if bucks donation you get a lot. I would recommend for families and picnics.

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