Duke Homestead Historic Site

2828 Duke Homestead Rd
Durham, NC 27705
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Customer Reviews (5 reviews)

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on Citysearch Feb 06, 2009
This state historic site (admission $2-$3 donation) shows where the Duke family came from and how their great wealth came from modest beginnings. Site offers an excellent 17 minute film about the Dukes, tobacco and... (more)

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on Citysearch Mar 08, 2008
Everyone who is a Duke grad or Durhamite needs to visit the Duke Homestead. This is where it all began. Tobacco became a key industry as a result of Washington Duke's beginnings with the development of pipe tobacco,... (more)

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on Citysearch Dec 08, 2007
My Daughters class went to Duke Homestead State Historic Site and I chaperoned the trip. We had a great time learning about times of old. The children were so excited about everything there.... (more)


on Citysearch Nov 09, 2006
<b>In Short</b><br>The site has replicas of the early factory, curing barn and packhouse used by the Duke family as they built their tobacco fortune. Tour guides show how the tobacco was tied, dried, graded and... (more)


on Citysearch Aug 24, 2002
Great place to get the feel of how it used to be. Provides a good introduction into why and how the area developed. (more)

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