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Bennett Place Historic Site

4409 Bennett Memorial Rd, Durham, NC 27705-2307
+1 919-383-4345
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Since I love historic place we stopped in to visit the place where the civil war ended. Learn about... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Totowa, New Jersey
Important Civil War site preserved as State Historic Site!

Lee’s surrender to Grant April 9, 1865, at Appomattox is considered by many as the act which ended... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
King, United States
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4409 Bennett Memorial Rd, Durham, NC 27705-2307
+1 919-383-4345
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Since I love historic place we stopped in to visit the place where the civil war ended. Learn about the event and spoke with experts who told us all about how people lived during the war.

Thank mrnick9999
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lee’s surrender to Grant April 9, 1865, at Appomattox is considered by many as the act which ended the American Civil War. In truth, however, a larger surrender of Confederate forces occurred in Durham, North Carolina, more than two weeks later and under markedly different...More

Thank D2958ZXgarym
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone has heard of Appomattox, but how many are aware of the surrender that occurred in the days following, and immediately after Lincoln’s assassination, between General Sherman and his Confederate counterpart? This is the story of the Bennett Place, a historic spot and occasion that...More

Thank fghdcp
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A "must" visit for folks interested in US history, particularly the Civil War period. The guides were passionate and enthusiastic. We learned so much about the real end of the Civil War. No entrance fee; just a suggested donation. Plan to spend about 90-plus minutes...More

Thank AJosephD
Reviewed 12 January 2018

This little site is possibly one of the most important places in US history. It is free to visit, the tour is exceptional and it is a truly fascinating site.

Thank tombillinge
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Anytime I have visitors, I always take them to Bennett Place Historic Site; beyond its importance to the history of the US, the site is well-maintained, has some lovely little trails through a small bit of pine forest, and frequently hosts reenactments that are great...More

Thank colemady
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

First of all, it's free. Secondly, it's good enough to pay real money for. It is the farmhouse site of the Confederate surrender that finally ended the Civil War. Our visit was three parts: movie, museum and guided tour. All were terrific. We got such...More

Thank Dawn M
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Located just outside Durham. This is the farmstead where Generals Johnston and Sherman met, after Lee had surrendered to Grant, to surrender over 3x the number of soldiers who had been covered at Appamatox. The buildings are not original, but are reconstructions of period appropriate...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Bennett Place is not so much where the war ended as where Reconstruction began. Reconstruction is, by far, the sorriest chapter in American history. It receives less attention and more gloss than any other era in the history of the country. If you are willing...More

Thank Docky B
Reviewed 12 October 2017

My Meetup group met at Bennett Place last Saturday for "A Soldier's Return Home: Reunion and Remembrance." We enjoyed a very informative lecture with slides inside the visitor center, then listened to some reenactors dressed in costume recount their experiences out back. We walked around...More

Thank dukefan86
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Tanya R
26 March 2016|
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Response from AtlantaJim | Reviewed this property |
i remember there being enough room, but I'd call the site and ask them if it's okay before you actually try to park a big rig on their property.
Peggy E
25 March 2015|
Response from Ralph G | Reviewed this property |
Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Sunday, Monday, and most major state holidays.