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

  • April 22:
    Surrender Commemoration

    Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm
    Join us as we remember the events that occurred inside the home of James and Nancy Bennett 152 years ago. Learn about the negotiations that took place in the parlor, and listen to military historians discuss how the end of the war impacted both the soldiers and civilians. 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
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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