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A Wonderful Beginning

My husband and I (and he is a historian at UNC) really enjoyed the History Hub. It is a small but... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2018
HollyR56
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
A compelling visit in a small package.

At first I was surprised that the museum was housed in a former train depot. That's more the... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2018
Juan L
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Simpsonville, United States
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24 Jul 2018
“A Wonderful Beginning”
20 Jun 2018
“A compelling visit in a small package.”
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Reviewed 25 July 2018

My husband and I (and he is a historian at UNC) really enjoyed the History Hub. It is a small but intriguing introduction to a city that has so many different stories to tell. The Hub provides many nuggets that we did not know --...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank HollyR56
Reviewed 20 June 2018

At first I was surprised that the museum was housed in a former train depot. That's more the museum you'd expect from a small town, in contrast to the huge complexes that Raleigh has. But a lot of good came in this small package. They...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

Definitely check it out. Covers the history of Durham, which it is full of. Not just the tobacco and the movie, but Black Wall Street, and all of the people that makes Durham what it is.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 2 September 2017

One visit and you will realize that there is great depth to the history of this vibrant diverse city I am proud to call home.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Wayne D
Reviewed 3 July 2017

A good place to get the background of the city and what is happening now. A small building populated with great people.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank C S
Reviewed 25 May 2017

I organized a Meetup event here to go through the Durham History Hub. It was a great little tour, with informative signs and photos. There were several large windows, which added nice natural light. In addition, there was information under the windows which explained what...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank dukefan86
Reviewed 27 July 2016

This former train stop , is now a nice little historical stop , in downtown Durham. It has changing exhibits on the history of the area and good information on things too see. The volunteer staff is quite knowledgeable. Also has play area for smaller...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Anne D
Reviewed 12 June 2016

A small building housing several exhibits tracing Durham's ancestral, cultural, and economic history, with particular and well-deserved attention to our rich African-American heritage. The museum is very small, but carefully reading everything in there could take 1-2 hours, though one could get a nice overview...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank JMinNC
Reviewed 18 December 2015

Well-designed virtual visit to Durham's past. You'll see the movers and shakers and historic sights. It's fun.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Maureen B
Reviewed 19 November 2015

This is a small place you can visit in an hour or less. We were surprised as one of the great great granddaughter of one of the featured families on display dropped in for a picture session. Free parking.

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank AkuByrd
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