Welcome to Duke Homestead
Duke Homestead State Historic Site and Tobacco Museum encompasses the historic home, farm, and factory buildings of Washington Duke and his family as they lived on the property from 1852 until 1874.The site interprets the early farming life of the Duke family and the beginnings of their tobacco manufacturing business on the property after the Civil War.
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Tuesday - Saturday 9 am - 5 pm Closed Sunday & Monday
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.
2828 Duke Homestead Rd
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 477 - 5498
Fax: (919) 479-7092