Welcome to Duke Homestead

The historic homestead of the Duke family, founders of the American Tobacco Company and givers of the Duke Endowment.

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

See demonstrations of historic tobacco harvesting and curing! Participate in our looping contest, Hornworm Race, and MoonPie eating competition! For more information click HERE.

Schedule a Field Trip Today

It's never too early to schedule a fall field trip! Duke Homestead offers it's living history programming for elementary school students and guided tours for middle and high school groups. Click HERE for more information. 

Duke Homestead is on Amazon Smile! 

If you shop on Amazon you can use Amazon Smile to support Duke Homestead! Amazon Smile donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. It is the same Amazon you know, with the same products, prices, and service. Click HERE to begin shopping with Amazon Smile and Support Duke Homestead Today. 

Call for Fall Interns

Duke Homestead is always looking for volunteers and offers a variety of internships for college and high school students. We are currently taking applications for fall internships. For more information click HERE

Operating Hours:

Tuesday - Saturday 9 am - 5 pm Closed Sunday & Monday

Tour Schedule:

Tours leave 15 minutes past each hour, every hour, from 10:15 am until 3:15 pm.

Tours are postponed when school groups are on the property, and the tour schedule may be abreviated if staffing is low. 

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