Bennett Place Historic Site

★★★★☆
  • 4409 Bennett Memorial Rd

    Durham, NC 27705

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  • 919-383-4345

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Bennett Place is one of those forgotten historic places which helped shape this nation. It is where General Joe Johnston and General William T. Sherman met to put an end to most of the fighting in the Civil War. Despite the attention Appomattox, VA has received, Bennett Place, being the largest of all the surrenders, holds equal if not more prominence than where Lee and Grant met.

There is a wonderful Visitor Center with artifacts and exhibits on the Bennett Family and the war, and the short film, Dawn of Peace, give an insightful depiction of the events which occurred here.

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Bennett Place is one of those forgotten historic places which helped shape this nation. It is where General Joe Johnston and General William T. Sherman met to put an end to most of the fighting in the Civil War. Despite the attention Appomattox, VA has received, Bennett Place, being the largest of all the surrenders, holds equal if not more prominence than where Lee and Grant met.

There is a wonderful Visitor Center with artifacts and exhibits on the Bennett Family and the war, and the short film, Dawn of Peace, give an insightful depiction of the events which occurred here.

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You would be amazed at the Bennett Place State Historic Site. The buildings look like they are going to crumble if you touch them. They are that old. It reminded me of slavery and how far we have come. (Although we still have a long way to go) Here you really get a sense of times of old, and how they really lived in the past. It would make you thankful for what you have today.

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You would be amazed at the Bennett Place State Historic Site. The buildings look like they are going to crumble if you touch them. They are that old. It reminded me of slavery and how far we have come. (Although we still have a long way to go) Here you really get a sense of times of old, and how they really lived in the past. It would make you thankful for what you have today.

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One of the best kept secrets in Durham, North Carolina. We had a wonderful experience visiting Bennett Place. The staff is very knowledgeable about the surrender and the Bennett Family. There is a great museum with some unique artifacts of the Civil War and the film was up to date with modern technology as far as museums go. They also have a pretty nice gift shop with a good book selection on the surrender and the Civil War in North Carolina. Interesting to now know the Civil War did not end at Appomattox, and that this was the largest of the surrenders. I can't wait to come back to see the annual Surrender Commemoration living history event.

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One of the best kept secrets in Durham, North Carolina. We had a wonderful experience visiting Bennett Place. The staff is very knowledgeable about the surrender and the Bennett Family. There is a great museum with some unique artifacts of the Civil War and the film was up to date with modern technology as far as museums go. They also have a pretty nice gift shop with a good book selection on the surrender and the Civil War in North Carolina. Interesting to now know the Civil War did not end at Appomattox, and that this was the largest of the surrenders. I can't wait to come back to see the annual Surrender Commemoration living history event.

Pros: Nice Gift Shop, Good Movie and Museum, Knowledgeable and Friendly Tour Guides

Cons: The actual Bennett Home no longer stands, but it is a nice reconstruction

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How do you know your friend was born in durham? Ask if they've been to the Bennet Place. A favorite elementary school outing, few durhamites have missed it. That doesn't mean you should avoid the simple landmark yourself. This site, so important to the civil war, could be easily over looked, tucked away in residential durham. However it is very well kept up and worth any history buff's time.

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How do you know your friend was born in durham? Ask if they've been to the Bennet Place. A favorite elementary school outing, few durhamites have missed it. That doesn't mean you should avoid the simple landmark yourself. This site, so important to the civil war, could be easily over looked, tucked away in residential durham. However it is very well kept up and worth any history buff's time.

Pros: parking, upkeep, service

Cons: not much to see

 

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