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Duke Homestead, Durham

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TripAdvisor
  • Be sure to watch the film in the Visitors Center before walking through the museum and the grounds. It's very interesting how tobacco sort of...got its start here with Washington Duke at the end of th...  more »
  • Tons of information and exhibits showing the tobacco industry. The early cigarette making equipment is interesting, along with the period time houses and outbuildings. This is a great and inexpensive ...  more »
  • It's free, there's a guided tour, and the staff is really nice and helpful. There's not a ton to see of the actual homestead, but the museum is really informative and interactive and one could spend a...  more »
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  • Lovely spot and quite interesting. Watch the welcome movie for some historical background.
  • Old buildings and barns and open fields outside. Musuem inside
  • The museum is a very interesting look on the history and growth of the tobacco industry in the area. While neat, the grounds are where Duke Homestead really shines. They do a great job of maintaining the land and buildings - making the walk around feel like walking back a ways in time.
  • Wonder how cigarettes became a part of American life? The answers are HERE. Great little video, excellent museum. LEAVE A good DONATION if you can b/c this educational place is fab - NO, I don't work there. I live in AZ and we stumbled on this informative place while visiting our soldier at Fort Bragg. Gift shop lacks but everything else is eye-opening.
  • The history of the economic development is amazing. You won't regret your visit to the Duke Homestead.