Bennett Place Historic Site, 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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  • 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 Durha...  more »
  • 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 Confederat...  more »
  • 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 f...  more »
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  • My kids & I LOVE going to all the special events at Bennett Place! It's the site of the largest troop surrender of the US Civil War and you can tell the employees, docent volunteers and reenactors love sharing history with their visitors. It's not a battlefield like many historic Civil War sites, it's actually a farm where the Generals met to negotiate the end of the war and get ready to send the boys home! The Unity Monument is made of materials from all over the country, intentionally representing national solidarity. One pillar faces South and the other faces North, both pillars being part of the same monument. There's a wonderful museum to explore, an auditorium that plays historic documentaries, a nature trail through the woods and a gift shop. I highly recommend Bennett Place to anyone even remotely interested in history or if you just want to get the kids out to a fun event!
  • Great look at civil war life. The staff and volunteers always do such a great job
  • Amazing history that was never shared. Why is this not in history books? The majority of the Confederate army surrendered here! Great guide good info and the buildings although not the original are people correct and amazing. If you love history you should for sure stop here.
  • Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Clean, well maintained.
  • Fun and educational. Great gift shop and exhibits.

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