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

  • May 27 - 28:
    Military Timeline Commemoration

    Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm
    Sunday, 10 am - 3 pm

    Following the Civil War, a "Decoration Day" began in communities across America, remembering soldiers who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Join military historians representing the American soldier throughout our nation's history, as we recognize the 100th anniversary of America's entrance into WWI, and the 75th anniversary of WWII. There will be a ceremony to commemorate the sacrifice of our soldiers on Saturday at 3pm. This special 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
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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