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Duke Homestead, Durham

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  • You can learn A lot about the evolution of the American tobacco industry, anti trust issues and Duke university by reading the exhibit info. Try to go when they are demonstrating a tobacco auction or ...  more »
  • Not a big tobacco fan, but he history of the Duke Family and the business they founded was very interesting. The guide was knowledgeable and very patient (since there was a screaming baby on the tour....  more »
  • We stopped here late one afternoon (perhaps around 4pm) and were told the tours had stopped, although we were free to roam the property on our own, as well as the museum. The Homestead is free, and th...  more »
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  • Great information, lots to read and learn. The museum is quite large and has a great deal of older products. The homestead itself is very pretty.
  • Nice history lesson on tobacco. Neat old homestead. Take the tour!
  • It's a pretty cool place but I wish I had taken the guided tour. You can't go in the historic buildings on a self tour.
  • Great place to learn about the aftermath and recovery from the Civil War. Nice walks and picnic options too.
  • Traces the important history of tobacco production and manufacture in the state of NC through a movie, indoor exhibits, and preserved buildings. Friendly staff, be sure to take the guided tour.

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