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 23:
    Memorial Day Remembrance

    Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm
    Join us as we honor our American Soldiers in our annual tribute with a living history program of the American Soldier. Living historians of the American Revolution, War of 1812, Civil War, Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, and Iraq War will be among the many time periods which will be represented. We encourage United States Military Veterans to join us with displays, exhibits, and books.


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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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