With friends from Chicago we wanted to do something different. I had never been to the Bennett Place and we do love history. What a lovely gem... I learned more about the Civil War and Durham. It doesn't take long to go through but well worth it. Our guide was excellent too!
Great place to schedule a history lesson for the kids. Has an in-door museum with artifacts of the Civil War - War of Northern Aggression
My husband has been interested and reading about the civil war for years. Visiting Bennett Place made so much of it come alive for me. The short film sets the foundation but the docents bring it to life as thy escort you through the grounds to the Bennett family house where a major surrender at the end of the civil... 更多
There is a video that tells the story behind Bennett Place and its very informative. Also, they have a guided tour you are able to attend. The facilities are kept up and clean.
I had no idea the end of the Civil War was not Appomattox, Virginia. This is where the end really happened. Well worth the short drive out of Durham to see this truly historic site. Good 17 minute film at the visitor's center tells you the whole story.
If you are not familiar with the area, I would suggest using a GPS. It is located in the city in a mixed use business/residential area. They ask for donation ($3.00 per adult), but the site is free. We did not watch the film. As a group, we followed our guide who was awesome to the 3 buildings. These are... 更多