Update for COVID-19
In accordance with Governor Roy Cooper’s Executive Order 117, and to help limit the spread of COVID-19, Duke Homestead will suspend public operations beginning Mar. 17. All events and programs are cancelled during this time.
Until we reopen, we invite you to visit us online here or at https://historicsites.nc.gov/all-sites/duke-homestead, or through social media.
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.
Mark your calendars! Check out our event calendar for 2020 -- 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.
2828 Duke Homestead Rd
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 627 - 6990