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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What's New/Upcoming

  • July 3:
    The museum will be closed in observance of the Independence Day holiday on Friday, July 3rd. The museum will re-open to the public on Saturday, July 4th.


  • October 10 - 11:
    Reunion and Remembrance

    Saturday and Sunday, 10 am - 3 pm
    We will remember and honor the soldiers of Blue and Gray with living history and ceremonial activities. GAR and UCV veterans will be portrayed, and exhibits and displays of the post-Civil War era will be on hand. A wreath-laying ceremony will be held at the Unity Monument, site of the 1865 Confederate surrender.


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Contact Us

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

Hours of Operation

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

Admission

No admission fees. Donations are accepted and appreciated.


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