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. 

Find out more about us and check below for the latest updates. 

Family Day: Historic Games

July 28, 2018; 10 am-2 pm

Join us for a day of playing and learning! Kids can run, throw, think, make, and unplug with our staff and Junior Interpreters. Perfect for ages 2-10.    

Free of charge

Vintage base ball at the dap

August 11, 2018; 4-8 pm

A team of vintage ballers will take on local sports media personalities, playing by vintage rules at a historic Durham landmark. We'll have game-inspired crafts and activities for kids,food trucks, Bull Durham Beer Company brews, and old fashioned concessions. Hurrah!

$5 per person, kids 4 & under free

 Mark your calendars! Check out our event calendar for 2018 -- from historic film screening to living history, we've got something for everyone this year. 

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We strive to offer guided tours of our historic area daily. Tours are postponed when school groups are on the property. The tour schedule may be modified or abbreviated if necessary. (Find out more about how to plan your visit.

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) 627 - 6990
Email: duke@ncdcr.gov