Bennett Place

Civil War

This simple farmhouse was situated between Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's headquarters in Greensboro, and Union Gen. William T. Sherman's headquarters in Raleigh. In April 1865, the two commanders met at the Bennett Place, where they signed surrender papers for Southern armies in the Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida. It was the largest troop surrender of the American Civil War. Continued

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Bennett Place

What's New/Upcoming

  • April 26, 27:
    Many Roads to Surrender:
    149th Anniversary of the Largest Surrender of the Civil War

    Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm
    Sunday, 10 am - 3 pm
    Join us as we showcase the five major surrenders of the American Civil War. Historians from our National Park Service will make presentations on the major surrenders of the war to include Appomattox, VA, Bennett Place, NC, Citronelle, AL, New Orleans, LA, and Doaksville, OK. Military and civilian living historians will be encamped around the Bennett Farm demonstrating life during the time of the end of the American Civil War. The Grand Blue & Gray Ball Bennett Place Museum Benefit will be held at the Old Murphey School on Old Hwy 10 just 3 miles west of Bennett Place. Tickets may be purchased at the front door. Couples: $50.00, Singles: $30.00. Please visit for tickets and additional information. The annual Unity Monument Ceremony and presentation of the William Vatavuk Scholarship will take place on Sunday.

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Contact Us

Bennett Place
4409 Bennett Memorial Rd.
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 383-4345
GPS: 36.02921538090, -78.97397083620

Hours of Operation

Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Closed Sunday, Monday, and most major state holidays.


No admission fees. Donations are accepted and appreciated.

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