Welcome to Duke Homestead State Historic Site!
Funding for this website is provided by the Duke Homestead Education and History Corporation.
Thank you for visiting
Please follow the links above to learn about the site's history, plan your visit, see our upcoming calendar of events, and much more!
At Duke Homestead, visitors can tour the early home, factories, and farm where Washington Duke first grew and processed tobacco. Duke's sons later founded The American Tobacco Company, the largest tobacco company in the world. The Dukes became one of the wealthiest families in the country at the turn of the 20th century and now lend their name to Duke University, Duke Energy, and the Duke Endowment.
Tri-Site Scavenger Hunt
Saturday May 18th All Day
Saturday June 8th 10 am - 4 pm