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

  • December 9:
    A Civil War Christmas by Candlelight

    Friday, 6 - 9 pm
    Take a special tour around the farm by candlelight, and watch as both soldiers and civilians attempt to celebrate the holidays during the Civil War. Complimentary hot apple cider and cookies will be available at the visitor center. Tours will take place every 15 minutes. Tickets are $3 for adults, and $2 for children ages 5-16. Children under age 5 are free.

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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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