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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The Rise and Fall of Liberty examines Durham’s development and shifting economy through the lens of its last tobacco auction house. Join Duke Homestead for a special screening of this documentary film. Tickets are free. All seats are spoken for, but you can add your name to the wait list below. 

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Get hands-on with history at Duke Homestead! Enjoy a morning out with your family that is full of fun and learning. 

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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