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

  • September 22:
    Beer, Blues, and BBQ

    Saturday, 6 pm to 9 pm
    Originally scheduled for June 23rd, this event was postponed due to the extreme heat and has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 22nd. The event is sponsored by our non-profit support group to kick-start a campaign to raise funds needed to renovate our visitor center. Al Myers will provide the delicious BBQ, Mel Melton and the Wicked Mojos have signed on to provide great blues music, and Harris Beverage will provide the cold beer. You can play a game of horseshoes or corn hole while listening to the music. There will be door prizes, as well as a silent auction. Don't wait, tickets are limited. If you enjoy delicious BBQ, cold beer, and some awesome blues music, then this event is for you. Tickets are available through the Bennett Place Support Fund at:

  • Stay tuned for upcoming events . . .

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Bennett Place Information

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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