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Durham

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Gardens · Theaters · Sacred & Religious Sites
Flowers of the Carolinas
Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history. In the early 20th century, tobacco manufacturing led to rapid growth in the area, and the early-American architecture stands as a memorial to this period, with tall red-brick warehouses and stately homes. One of the first civil rights sit-ins took place in the town, and sites such as "Black Wall Street" pay homage to the rich African-American heritage in the city. Some of the tobacco district has been revitalized--restaurants and entertainment venues have brought energy back to the manufacturing spaces. Use our United States trip itinerary maker website to arrange the hows, wheres, and whens of your trip to Durham.
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Sarah P. Duke Gardens ©
Garden
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Duke University Chapel ©
Religious Site
Duke University Chapel
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Museum of Life + Science ©
Science Museum
Museum of Life + Science
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
Duke University ©
Educational Site
Duke University
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Durham

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences ©
Natural History Museum
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences Raleigh
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
North Carolina Museum of Art ©
Art Museum
North Carolina Museum of Art Raleigh
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
North Carolina Zoo ©
Zoo
North Carolina Zoo Asheboro
4.4
Duration: 4 hours
Pullen Park ©
Park
Pullen Park Raleigh
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Durham

American Tobacco Campus ©
Landmark
American Tobacco Campus
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Duke Lemur Center ©
Wildlife Area
Duke Lemur Center
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Eno River State Park ©
State Park
Eno River State Park
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Bennett Place Historic Site ©
Historic Site
Bennett Place Historic Site
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Breweries & Distilleries in Durham

Tap The Triangle: Craft Beer Tours
Distillery Tour
Tap The Triangle: Craft Beer Tours
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
Bull City Ciderworks ©
Brewery
Bull City Ciderworks
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Durham Distillery ©
Distillery
Durham Distillery
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes

Historic Sites in Durham

Duke Homestead ©
Historic Site
Duke Homestead
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Stagville State Historic Site ©
Historic Site
Stagville State Historic Site
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Brightleaf Square ©
Historic Walking Area
Brightleaf Square
3.8
Duration: 2 hours

Parks in Durham

West Point on the Eno ©
Park
West Point on the Eno
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Durham Central Park ©
Playground
Durham Central Park
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Historic Durham Athletic Park ©
Park
Historic Durham Athletic Park
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min

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