Welcome to Duke Homestead State Historic Site!

Funding for this website is provided by the Duke Homestead Education and History Corporation.

Thank you for visiting

Please follow the links above to learn about the site's history, plan your visit, see our upcoming calendar of events, and much more!

At Duke Homestead, visitors can tour the early home, factories, and farm where Washington Duke first grew and processed tobacco.  Duke's sons later founded The American Tobacco Company, the largest tobacco company in the world.  The Dukes became one of the wealthiest families in the country at the turn of the 20th century and now lend their name to Duke University, Duke Energy, and the Duke Endowment.

Up-Coming Events!

All the happenings in March and April at Duke Homestead:

Buy and Sell at our Community Yard Sale!

It's time for a little spring cleaning! Bring your second-hand items to sell at our annual Community Yard Sale on April 26th. Or just stop by from 8:00 am to noon and take home a new treasure of your own. More details about the Community Yard Sale and how to participate can be found HERE.  

Attention Vendors!

Would you like to participate as a vendor in our 2014 2nd Saturday events? Vendor information and the Participant Packet are now available HERE!

Become a Member or Renew Online!

Join the Duke Homestead Support Group or renew your Yearly Membership online! Click HERE for more information. 

Check out our 2014 calendar of events! 

Get Involved!

Duke Homestead is always looking for volunteers and offers a variety of internships for college and high school students. For more information click here. 
Support Duke Homestead!
You can help support our site in so many ways. To learn more about how click here.

Duke Homestead State Historic Site

2828 Duke Homestead Road

Durham, North Carolina 27705

(919) 477-5498


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