Welcome to Duke Homestead

The historic homestead of the Duke family, founders of the American Tobacco Company and givers of the Duke Endowment.

Pardon our dust as the site is undergoing a revision and update. Find out more ABOUT US and check below for the latest updates. 

This family favorite is fun for all ages. Get ready to get hands on with history in our historic area and enjoy kid-friendly crafts, activities, vendors, and music throughout the festival. For more information click HERE.

Read the Duke Homestead Blog!

Stay caught up on life at the Homestead, check out our blog HERE.

Duke Homestead is on Amazon Smile! 

If you shop on Amazon you can use Amazon Smile to support Duke Homestead! Amazon Smile donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. It is the same Amazon you know, with the same products, prices, and service. Click HERE to begin shopping with Amazon Smile and Support Duke Homestead Today. 

Call For Event Vendors and Sponsors!

Are you a local artist or crafts-person interested in participating in our 2nd Saturdays events as vendor? Click HERE to learn how. Would you like to help us keep events free to the public by becoming a sponsor? For more information on becoming a Sponsor click HERE.

Get Involved! 

Duke Homestead is always looking for volunteers and offers a variety of internships for college and high school students. For more information click HERE

Become a Member or Renew Online!

Join the Duke Homestead Support Group or renew your Yearly Membership online! Click HERE for more information. 

Operating Hours:

Tuesday - Saturday 9 am - 5 pm Closed Sunday & Monday

Tour Schedule:

Tours leave 15 minutes past each hour, every hour, from 10:15 am until 3:15 pm.

Tours are postponed when school groups are on the property.

If you have a question about the tour schedule please contact us.


Contact Us:

Duke Homestead
2828 Duke Homestead Rd
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 477 - 5498
Fax: (919) 479-7092
Email: duke@ncdcr.gov