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Duke Homestead, Durham

#18 of 55 in Things to do in Durham
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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  • Duke Homestead has a really good exhibit or museum about the Tobacco Industry and the impact on Durham. It covers the manufacturing process including large cigarette manufacturing equipment, the...  more »
  • We had a great tour given by guide Winslow Carter at the Duke Homestead. It is really astounding to see the humble beginnings of the Duke tobacco empire and understand that they went from literally...  more »
  • Birthplace of modern cigarette companies. The Dukes created a philanthropic empire and still have many named sites left. The house and farm are modest, but the story, museum and film are wonderful. It's free as well, unless you would like a tour guide!
  • Great outdoor place with a history. Has a tobacco museum. Perfect for kids. Look for appropriate events for kids to make it more fun. My 5 year old son totally loved the farm festival.

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