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

  • February 20-21:
    Another Strand In The Web

    Friday and Saturday, 10 am
    Join us on Feb. 20 and Feb. 21 as Stagville hosts Rags to Riches Theatre for "Another Strand in the Web". This interactive production will feature three Ananse the Spider tales from West Africa and is perfect for children ages 4-12. Home school groups are encouraged to take advantage of the Feb. 20 performance. Both showings begin at 10am and tickets are $7/child. For more information, please call (919)620-0120.


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

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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