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Bennett Place, Durham

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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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  • October 3, 2017
    If you are a Civil War buff & interested in the true facts about the end of the war, you must visit Bennet Place. The tour was excellent and even better because the guide was from NYC who moved there ...  more »
  • September 30, 2017
    This was the last stop after visiting some of the civil war battle fields in the NC area. The moment when two men believed a United States was better than a divided Union. The determination of these t...  more »
  • September 17, 2017
    take a guided tour and learn about the Civil War experience in N.C.....The old buildings put you back in that era....A lot of walking though....  more »
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  • April 1, 2017
    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.
  • April 2, 2017
    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.
  • March 29, 2017
    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.
  • April 3, 2017
    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.
  • June 27, 2017
    Such an important chapter to the end of the Civil War. Glad to know this piece of land is cared for and maintained. Friendly staff and perfect short nature trail, too!

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