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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
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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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Good for a short day trip

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Durham
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

I grew up in the area and remember when the property was donated to the State and restoration began. I've visited every several years since then, and I love how the history continues to be revealed. Definitely worth a a couple of hours to travel back in time.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

The tour was very informative. The tour guide was a straight shooter he cleared up a lot of misconceptions a lot of people have about slavery and how intelligent and resourceful the people were. It was overwhelming to be inside the actual living quarters where slaves lived however, it was a learning experience.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I've been here many years ago and decide to rate it now. It was a great learning experience. I've always passed the sign but had the opportunity to go with a church group. I've learned and experience something new. History is knowledge.

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Can't believe I've lived nearby for many years but had not visited until today. Tour guide was very knowledgable about the history and culture. Enjoyable and educational. This should be a "must see" for those who want to know about the history of this area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Wonderful site. Volunteer tour guide was fantastic. He has a wealth of knowledge and could answer all of our questions.

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Wonderful tour! Stagville is a hidden historic gem right outside Durham. Though the home isn't as large as some of the plantations in Wilmington, the history is rich and the buildings are well preserved.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful guided tour with lots of interesting information! Great scenery and certainly worth a visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Went today and had an amazing guided tour of some really interesting historical buildings and structures. Really steeped in local history, and the guide was extremely knowledgable on all subjects related to the history of the buildings, area and time period surrounding. He was captivating and interesting and it really made the time fly by!

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