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

  • October 7:
    A Soldier's Return Home:
    Reunion and Remembrance

    Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm
    Following the war soldiers and civilians began the long road to rebuilding their lives. The people of North Carolina and other southern states were affected by the war from the loss of their sons, fathers, husbands and brothers as well as a loss of their economy. Hear from living historians about the true cost of war, and discover how southerners and northerners alike tried to rebuild their lives after four bloody years of war. This event is free, and open to the public.

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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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