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 June and July at Duke Homestead:
Pork, Pickles & Peanuts: Tastes of NC
10 am - 4 pm
This 2nd Saturdays Event celebrates what's tastiest about our state! Featuring our annual favorite BBQ cook off, this year is sure to please the taste buds with an added category of People's Choice! Taste the competitor's BBQ and vote for your favorite!
Food won't be the only star of the day. The Malpass Brothers will take center stage for a can't miss musical performance.
Click HERE for updating information on this year's event and to see photos from last year's festivities.