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Stagville State Historic Site

5828 Old Oxford Rd, Durham, NC 27712-9758
+1 919-620-0120
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Stagville NC - An obsession with white guilt

Hugely disappointing. A chance to explore the history of a site ruined by a guide who avoided facts... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
David P
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Wisbech, United Kingdom
Well worth a visit

An extremely interesting, well-preserved and genuinely historic location for America that should be... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Joey P
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London, United Kingdom
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Stagville is the site of the largest antebellum plantation complex in North Carolina. By 1860, this lands, owned by the Bennehan and Cameron families, spread out over 30,000 acres (47 sq. miles) and was home to over 900 enslaved people. Our goal is to provide a balanced interpretation through tours and special events that tell the story of free and enslaved people who called Stagville home.
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5828 Old Oxford Rd, Durham, NC 27712-9758
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+1 919-620-0120
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"slave quarters"
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"plantation house"
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"plantation life"
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"the main house"
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"free tour"
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"great barn"
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"visitor's center"
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"slave labor"
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"multiple families"
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"pre civil war"
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"tour takes about an hour"
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"deep south"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hugely disappointing. A chance to explore the history of a site ruined by a guide who avoided facts in favour of her political agenda. For example, " the African Americans were kidnapped by white slavers." Absolute nonsense. The unfortunate victims were probably captured by opposing...More

Thank David P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An extremely interesting, well-preserved and genuinely historic location for America that should be more popular than it seems to be. I am very glad to have visited but found the attitude of our tour guide to be needlessly patronizing and overbearing. I thought it was...More

Thank Joey P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most plantation or historic home tours focus on the family that owned the property; Stagville's tour emphasizes the experience and achievements of enslaved people. This crucial perspective is woven throughout the tour, from where enslaved servants stood in the household and what they would have...More

Thank Mitch S
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

Historic Stagville, preserved as a North Carolina historic site, was originally home to Virginia merchant Richard Bennehan, who moved to North Carolina in 1768 at the age of 25. In 1776, the same year he wed Mary Amis, Bennehan purchased farmland from Judith Stag and...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

it is crucial that Americans remember their history - and no better place to do that than Stagville, which spans the history of America - from Independence to Brown v. Board of Education. Guided tours (look up schedule) take you through home of largest plantation...More

Thank res927
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

When looking for things to do in N. Carolina I recommend stopping here. It is truly a historic experience. It is amazing to see how people lived in the 1800's.

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

There's quite a bit to see at Stagville and it's all very interesting. Note that tours only go out at 11, 1, and 3 and I would call ahead to be sure. You start with a tour of a plantation house next to the visitor...More

Thank Zach F
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Was very disappointed after my visit. We used to live in the area (01-06) and went often and really enjoyed it. The tour guides were great and very knowledgeable. I brought my kids hoping they would get the same experience and was left thoroughly saddened...More

Thank Karen W
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

We only had one day in Durham and wanted to visit Stagville because it was recommended to us by our niece. We did not know that to see the plantation buildings, one needs to go with a free tour. Sadly, our timing was off and...More

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Reviewed 29 November 2017

The tour guide we had was wonderful! He possessed a great deal of knowledge and showed us impressive details of the sites. The sites themselves were well maintained too.

Thank Ruiqi G
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SACALosAngeles
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Response from CocoaLily | Reviewed this property |
I went in August and those were the hours, however I still called before I went to make sure. Trust but verify.
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