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

  • Month of March: "The Civilian's War" Lecture Series
    Saturdays, 1 - 2 pm
    March is women's history month and we will be highlighting the role women took both during and following the Civil War with an exciting line up of lectures each Saturday in March. Come and listen to these historians and authors as they showcase some of the exceptional women who lived, loved and struggled to survive during the tumultuous years of the American Civil War. The cost is $5 per lecture. March 4 - Angela Marritt: Women Working During Reconstruction; March 11 - Michele Lanier: African American Women During the Civil War; March 18 - Linda Humphries: Mourning Etiquette & Rituals During the Civil War; March 25 - Brenda McKean: Shortages on the Home Front During the Civil War.

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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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