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Bennett Place Historic Site

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Address: 4409 Bennett Memorial Road, Durham, NC 27705
Phone Number: 919-383-4345
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We loved the enthusiastic docent who led us out to the Bennett House. He clearly loves history! The museum was very nice, too. Movie was well done. Free admission but donation... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We loved the enthusiastic docent who led us out to the Bennett House. He clearly loves history! The museum was very nice, too. Movie was well done. Free admission but donation suggested.

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Thank Rachael M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband has been interested and reading about the civil war for years. Visiting Bennett Place made so much of it come alive for me. The short film sets the foundation but the docents bring it to life as thy escort you through the grounds to the Bennett family house where a major surrender at the end of the civil... More 

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Thank Nancy W
Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has it all. Awesome things to see, explicit and gory destination related little know facts about how the end of the civil war went down.

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Thank Samuel D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a video that tells the story behind Bennett Place and its very informative. Also, they have a guided tour you are able to attend. The facilities are kept up and clean.

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Thank Phoenician81
Washington, D.C.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had no idea the end of the Civil War was not Appomattox, Virginia. This is where the end really happened. Well worth the short drive out of Durham to see this truly historic site. Good 17 minute film at the visitor's center tells you the whole story.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All there years I thought the Civil War ended at Appomattox but not so it truly end when General Sherman of the North a General Johnson of the South signed final terms of the laying down of arms under honorable terms. The Bennett House is a wonderful historical site

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Dayton, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are not familiar with the area, I would suggest using a GPS. It is located in the city in a mixed use business/residential area. They ask for donation ($3.00 per adult), but the site is free. We did not watch the film. As a group, we followed our guide who was awesome to the 3 buildings. These are... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we went after lunch. the gift shop is nice. the tour was fun and informative. we enjoyed the movie too. the museum is nice. all total it took about one hour.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting place to learn more about the area. Includes a short movie, some artifacts indoors, and a tour of the cabins. There are also short hiking trails for afterwards to explore.

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Howey in the Hills, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was only about 1 1/2 miles from our hotel. They have a small store when you walk in, you can watch a movie of the history and they have a small area with memorabilia from the war with facts. After the movie a volunteer historian who was extremely knowledgeable and interesting gave a guided tour of the grounds. Very... More 

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