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.
All the happenings in January at Duke Homestead:
Would you like to participate as a vendor in our 2014 2nd Saturday events? Vendor information and the Participant Packet are now available HERE!
Become a Member or Renew Online!
Join the Duke Homestead Support Group or renew your Yearly Membership online! Click HERE for more information.
Pick Up a New Book!
Duke Homestead and the American Tobacco Company
by: Jennifer Dawn Farley
Published by: Arcadia Publishing
Duke Homestead is proud to announce that on August 26th Arcadia Publishing released its newest book by Duke Homestead Site Manager, Jennifer Dawn Farley. Duke Homestead and the American Tobacco Company shows how the stories of the Dukes, Durham, and Tobacco are woven together through beautiful black and white photographs and detailed captions which trace this unique history from the 19th century into the 20th. You can pick up your very own copy from our gift shop.
Check out our 2014 calendar of events!
Duke Homestead State Historic Site
2828 Duke Homestead Road
Durham, North Carolina 27705