Street Address
4409 Bennett Memorial Road
Durham, NC 27705
Mailing Address
4409 Bennett Memorial Road
Durham, NC 27705
Hours
Tuesday - Saturday9 AM - 5 PM
Sunday - Mondayclosed
Closed Most Major Holidays. Open on weekends during special events. Please see our calendar of events.
Admissions
No admission fees. Donations are accepted and appreciated.
Special Events-Charged
Services
Gift Shop
Online Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Staff
John Guss, Site Manager
phone: 919-383-4345
Diane Smith, Historic Interpreter II
phone: 919-383-4345

History

Here, on April 26, 1865, Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston and Union General William T. Sherman met to discuss the surrender terms of what would become the largest surrender of the American Civil War. More than 90,000 Confederate soldiers of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina surrendered. Bennett Place features the reconstructed farmhouse and outbuildings, a visitor center with exhibits, an interpretive film, research library, gift shop, and living history programs.

Artifacts Collections

Personal affects of the Bennett Family as well as military and civilian artifacts of the American Civil War.

Research Collections

Everett-Thissen Research Library, which contains more than 1,500 books, magazines, newspapers, manuscripts, and DVDs.

Educational Programs

Outreach educational programs-Lectures and living history demonstrations. Also special events such as:

  • Surrender Anniversary Living History each April
  • Memorial Day Remembrance Living History each May
  • Tar Heel Fair & Farmer's Market each September/October
  • Christmas in the Carolinas During the Civil War Living History each December
  • Soldiers of the Old North State Living History

Facilities

Bennett Farm (Reconstructed on original site) along the original Hillsboro Road that Sherman and Johnston traveled.

Visitor Center which include museum exhibit gallery, theater, research library, gift shop.

Governance

North Carolina State Historic Site

Library

Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members

Appointment required: Yes

Publications

  • Bennett Place Courier-Newsletter
  • Bennett Place Interpreter Guidebook

ADA

Some limited restroom access for wheelchairs

Wheelchair Accessible

Parking

Restrooms

Services

Gift Shop

Online Gift Shop

Special Event Rental

Group Tours