Historic Stagville

Slavery – Plantation Life

Comprises the remains of North Carolina's largest pre-Civil War plantation and one of the South's largest. It once belonged to the Bennehan-Cameron family, whose combined holdings totaled approximately 900 slaves and almost 30,000 acres by 1860. Today, Stagville consists of 71 acres, on three tracts. On this land stand the late 18th-century Bennehan House, four rare slave houses, a pre-Revolutionary War farmer's house, a huge timber framed barn built by skilled slave craftsmen, and the Bennehan Family cemetery.

Visit the Historic Stagville Foundation website.

Slave Dwellings

What's New

  • Looking for a memorable venue for your wedding or event? Select locations at Historic Stagville are available for that special occasion. Contact Stephanie Hardy at (919) 620-0120 to discuss your needs.

Upcoming Events

  • November 27 - 28:
    Site Closed

    We will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving (state holiday) on Thursday, November 27th, and Friday, November 28th. We will reopen Saturday, November 29th on our regular schedule.

  • December 6:
    Christmas at the Big House, Christmas at the Quarters

    Saturday, 12 noon - 4 pm
    Celebrate the holidays at Stagville with music, food, and fun! Take a tour through our historic structures with interpreters and learn about nineteenth century holiday traditions. Catch a live performance by "Little Windows" and dance with Jonkonnu performers. There will be crafts and story time for kids as well! Be sure to take a mule and wagon ride through Horton Grove to see the Great Barn and learn about the enslaved craftsmen who built it. This event is free and open to the public!

  • December 24 - 26
    Site Closed

    We will be closed Wednesday, December 24th through Friday, December 26th in observance of Christmas (state holiday). We will re-open to the public on Saturday, December 27th on our regular schedule.

Historic Stagville Information

Contact Us

Historic Stagville
5828 Old Oxford Highway
Durham, N.C. 27712
Phone: (919) 620-0120
Email: stagville@ncdcr.gov

Hours of Operation

Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. -5 p.m.


Admission is free. Groups should make advance reservations at least two weeks ahead of the time they wish to visit. Refundable deposits of $1 per person are required for groups of more than 20 people.

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