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. 

***Following guidance from NC Department of Health and Human Services, and in accordance with the governor’s Executive Order 224, workers and volunteers at NC Department of Natural & Cultural Resources sites are wearing masks in indoor settings beginning Aug. 2. Any unvaccinated visitor should wear a mask, and we strongly encourage all visitors, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, to wear a mask in indoor settings.***

Siguiendo la guía del NCDHHS y según el Decreto Ejecutivo 224 del gobernador, los trabajadores y voluntarios de las sedes del NCDNCR comenzaron a usar mascarilla en ambientes cerrados a partir del 2 de agosto. Cualquier visitante no vacunado debe usar mascarilla, y se recomienda encarecidamente que todos los visitantes, tanto vacunados como no vacunados, usen mascarilla en ambientes cerrados.

 Mark your calendars! Check out our event calendar for 2021.

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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