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Bennett Place, Durham

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Historic Site
Bennett Place, sometimes known as Bennett Farm, in Durham, Durham County, North Carolina, was the site of the largest surrender of Confederate soldiers ending the American Civil War, on April 26, 1865.
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  • My son and his family took my husband and I here last year for Father's Day...we both enjoyed it very much..and so did my granddaughters and son and daughter in law...it was a great Father's day.  more »
  • With history being written by the victors, Appomattox Courthouse gets more space in the books, but this unassuming and quiet spot off Hillsborough Road was actually of much greater consequence in endi...  more »
  • Bennett Place........the place where History comes alive. This is truly a place not to miss. They have a small museum and an AVI building, plus a souvenier shop. The real attraction is the Bennett Pla...  more »
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  • A really cool surprise! Shrimp and grits are worth going over points on weight watchers! We had chocolate cake which might have been just ok BUT the waitress warmed it up and it was fabulous. Prices are fair and menu has great variety. I'll be back.
  • Few know that the Civil War actually ended here. There is a great human story behind the surrender but better to visit and discover it yourself. Plan on at least 30 minutes to get the essence but an hour is needed to see the exhibits and tour the grounds. There is plenty of parking and picnic tables under the trees.
  • Cool exhibit, but very small. I enjoyed everything there - viewing the houses, the mini museum, the nature walk, and the staff. DEFINITELY a 5-star potential place, if the state would throw a little more $ at it.
  • Largest Confederate surrender of the Civil War in terms of numbers of troops. Sherman and his counterpart Johnson met here three times to finalize the terms of Confederate surrender. Sherman also kept Raleigh from a potential riot. No battle took place here, so the tours focus on life at Bennett place or life during the 1850s. Eliza Bennett married a Duke, so there's some history of the Duke's and Durham interspersed.
  • Very clean, and informative museum. The site is well tended and currated