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. 

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

Duke Homestead is looking for students and young professionals interested in our Summer Internship Program. Interns at Duke Homestead will have the unique opportunity to work behind the scenes in two environments: a historic site and museum. Click HERE for more information.

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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