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Duke Homestead, Durham

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  • Although there was construction going on in the museum, the exhibits that were available were informative. I grew up in the era when TV and radio advertising made smoking seem glamorous and sophistica...  more »
  • The museum is easy access and has lots of parking. The history of tobacco is presented from pre-European settlers to present times with excellent displays and objects. There are great advertising piec...  more »
  • A wonderful stop on our tour of NC. Insight into the beginning of the tobacco industry by Washington Duke and the effect it had on the uprise of textile mills and other industries in the mid Atlantic ...  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.