On April 17, 1865 Major General William Tecumseh Sherman and General Joseph Eggleston Johnston met at the home of James and Nancy Bennett to put an end to a war that had cost America more than 670,000 lives (approximately 620,000 and 50,000 civilian).Put Bennett Place Historic Site and other Durham attractions into our Durham online trip itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
On April 26, 1865 an agreement was reached which surrendered more than 89,270 Confederate soldiers making this the largest surrender of the American Civil War.
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Bennett Place Historic Site reviews
Wonderfully informative tour of this lesser known significant part of history. Our guide was exceptional in his knowledge of and enthusiasm for Bennett Place. Don’t miss it if you have the chance to.... more »
I love visiting and being where history took place. The guides and documentary were very informative. more »
Great knowledgeable staff! They have great knowledge to share about Sherman and the conferences. The kitchen was my favorite building since you can go in an experience the kitchen without ropes! The fireplaces on the site are original and amazing. Well worth a visit!
This is a small but incredible piece of Civil War history. For a suggested donation of $2-3/person and flat walking paths, it's a very accessible site to visit. It's not often you get to walk the same path General Sherman took to surrender. I definitely recommend this quick stop while traveling through Durham
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