- Saturday, November 11, 10:00 am - 12:00
Duke Homestead State Historic Site and Tobacco Museum encompasses the historic home, farm, and
factory buildings of Washington Duke and his family as they lived on the property from 1852
until 1874.The site interprets the early farming life of the Duke family and the beginnings of
their tobacco manufacturing business on the property after the Civil War.
2828 Duke Homestead Rd, Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 627 - 6990
The property consists of more than 40 acres of the original Duke lands, on which stand
the original Duke Homestead and several barn-like "factory" structures in which the Dukes
cured, processed, and packed their tobacco. The very first building in which they worked,
a log barn, was destroyed by fire, and was reconstructed in 1931.
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