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. 

Spend the Holidays with Duke Homestead

Join Duke Homestead for two wonderful holiday events! On December 4th and 11th enjoy a night time tour through the historic area during Christmas by Candlelight. On December 13th spend a festive afternoon in the historic area during Victorian Family Christmas. Click HERE for more information.

Sign Up for Christmas Traditions

During the first two weeks in December, Duke Homestead offers its special educational program, Christmas Traditions and Celebrations for the pre-K through 2nd grade age range. Click HERE for more information.

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. 

Schedule a Field Trip Today

We are booked for fall 2015, but it’s never too early to schedule a field trip for spring 2016. Duke Homestead offers its living history programming for elementary school students and guided tours for middle and high school groups. Click HERE for more information. 

Operating Hours:

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

Tour Schedule:

 PLEASE CALL AHEAD FOR DETAILS about our Daily Schedule. 

Tours leave at 10:15 am, 12:15 pm, and 2:15 pm each day, unless otherwise posted.

Regular tours are postponed when school groups are on the property. The tour schedule may be modified or abbreviated if necessary.

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