Visit 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. 

Duke Homestead Education & History Corporation is a registered nonprofit organization that supports the operations of Duke Homestead State Historic Site. This website provides updates about both DHEHC and the latest activities at Duke Homestead State Historic Site, and is managed by DHEHC.

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

Due to the impending rainy weather, the DAP has decided to postpone our field rental. Our Vintage Base Ball game will now take place on November 11th, time to be decided. All previously purchased online tickets will be transferred to this new date, and any physical tickets will still be honored for the new date. Please reach out via phone (919-627-6990) or email ( with any questions. We thank you for understanding!

Information and tickets for our Vintage Base Ball game available HERE!

 Mark your calendars! Check out our eventsfor 2023.

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