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Getting some History while visiting the area.

Looking for something to do, we found The Duke Homestead on line. There is a visitor center with... read more

Reviewed December 31, 2019
Janet E
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Greenville, South Carolina
Great Tobacco farming history

Very cool history and old buildings depicting life on a tobacco farm. Cool informattion regarding... read more

Reviewed November 15, 2019
indiradahan
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed December 31, 2019

Looking for something to do, we found The Duke Homestead on line. There is a visitor center with the history of tobacco and the Duke family. Located in the back of the center is the property where you can walk and go inside the buildings. We enjoyed the tour and our tour guide did a good job.

Date of experience: December 2019
Thank Janet E
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Reviewed November 15, 2019

Very cool history and old buildings depicting life on a tobacco farm. Cool informattion regarding the Duke family.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank indiradahan
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Reviewed October 24, 2019

We were on a group tour to visit this site and learn about the importance of tobacco in Durham and the country. Upon arrival you watch a video to give you some background on Washington Duke and his efforts in Durham from small farmer to multi millionaire. Following the video there is a tour of the home and adjacent buildings. The guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant. After the outdoors we were able to visit the museum building, which is chock full of lots of info and cigarette memorabilia. This site is really worth the visit.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 24lorraineS
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Reviewed October 11, 2019 via mobile

Appreciated the 15 minute movie and the ability to take a self guide or guide tour. While tobacco is hard to appreciate at some levels, it cannot be argued that it had a huge impact on this area and the United States. Loved the old buildings. Worth a stop for sure.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank DebMey11
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Reviewed October 9, 2019

If you want to learn about the early tobacco industry, and how the Duke family grew from a family farming business to become the biggest tobacco monopoly in the country, this is a fabulous place to come learn. There are interesting displays (e.g., the first successful machine to replace hand rolling cigarettes) and you'll find many objects worth seeing.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Clint M
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