Duke Homestead Education & History Corporation (DHEHC) is a registered nonprofit organization that supports Duke Homestead State Historic Site.

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. 

Guests can take one of the 45 minute guided tours through the historic area or explore on their own with our self-guided tour sheet.    Guest are also welcome in the visitor's center and 5,500 sq. ft. museum. 

On this site you can find information about our yearly events, learn more about the Duke family, schedule a field trip for your school group, and so much more!

The Duke Homestead State Historic Site and Tobacco Museum is one of 27 State Historic Sites run by the Division of Historic Sites, which is a part of the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. Duke Homestead is proud to be one of three sites located in Durham. Durham's other Historic Sites are Bennett Place and Historic Stagville. This website is run by the nonprofit support group, the Duke Homestead Education and History Corportation.