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Duke Homestead State Historic Site and Tobacco Museum

. Description:  Home of the creator of one of the first tobacco  product manufacturers, featuring activities that demonstrate tobacco farming and manufacturing techniques. Included are the main house, reconstructed first factory and 1869 factory, a packhouse and curing barn, and a visitor center/museum with exhibit and memorabilia.  
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2828 Duke Homestead Rd
Durham, NC 27705

Parent Organization:
North Carolina Division of Archives and History
Phone 919 477-5498
fax 919 479-7092
Division of Archives and History
Dates Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Year Round     10 - 4 10 - 4 10 - 4 10 - 4 10 - 4
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec





As of JOCT 2007  Free    Free    
Special Fees: Donations accepted
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What kind of visit you can have: Visitor center with tobacco exhibits and film, then tour of Washington Duke homestead, living history activities offered throughout the year
Big Events: , Herb and Garden Festival (Apr), Tobacco Harvest Festival (Sep) Suggested Stay: tour 1.5 hours
Period 1852-present Type of Site Industrial, rural
Buildings: Washington house, outbuildings, reconstructed first tobacco factory, 1869 tobacco factory, pack house, curing barn, well house
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Eating Name/Capacity Hours Type of food
Picnic Yes, tables on grounds
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Name Gift shop Books, t-shirts  


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Nearby Attractions:
towns:  15mi  Chapel Hill,  Mountain View, Gorman, Hillsborough, Ralrigh





Center for Documentary Studies at Duke U  History Related Organization
Forest History Society  History Related Organization
Historic Preservation Society of Durham  History Related Organization
Mary L Williams Center for Black  History Related Organization
Duke Homestead  House Museum
Duke University Museum of Art  Museum
Bennett Place State Historic  Museum
Sarah Duke Gardens  Nature
Museum of Life and Science  Science
North Carolina Museum of Life and Science  Science
Details are on the way, but in the meantime, you can find addresses, descriptions, URLs and more at our sister site,


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Blooming Garden Inn 513 Holloway Street
Durham NC 27701
919 687-0801
Morehead Manor B&B 914 Vickers Avenue
Durham NC 27701
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Old North Durham Inn 922 North Mangum Street
Durham NC 27701
919 683-1885
Arrowhead Inn B&B 106 Mason Road
Durham NC 27712
919 477-8430
Carolina Mornings 109 Circadian Way
Chapel Hill NC 27516
919 929-5553
Colonial Inn 153 West King Street
Hillsborough NC 27278
919 732-2461
Hillsborough House Inn 209 East Tryon Street
Hillsborough NC 27278
919 644-1600
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Chapel Hill NC 27514
919 968-6866
Inn at Teardrops 175 West King Street
Hillsborough NC 27278
919 732-1120
Windy Oaks Inn 1164 Old Lystra Road
Chapel Hill NC 27514
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Carolina Duke Motor Inn 2517 Guess Road #100
Durham NC 27705
919 286-0771
Courtyard by Marriott 1815 Front Street
Durham NC 27705
919 309-1500
Hampton Inn 1816 Hillandale Road
Durham NC 27705
919 471-6100
Holiday Inn 2516 Guess Road
Durham NC 27705
919 313-3244
Howard Johnson 1800 Hillandale Road
Durham NC 27705
919 477-7381
Red Roof Inn 2000 Interstate 85 W
Durham NC 27705
919 471-9882
Super 8 Motel 2337 Guess Road
Durham NC 27705
919 286-7746
Days Inn 3460 Hillsborough Road
Durham NC 27705
919 383-1551
Innkeeper 3454 Hillsborough Road
Durham NC 27705
919 309-0037
University Inn 503 Elf Street
Durham NC 27705
919 286-4421
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