Bennett Place State Historic Site

4409 Bennett Memorial Rd.
Durham, NC 27705- Map It
Phone: (919) 383-4345

AAA Editor Notes

Bennett Place State Historic Site is at 4409 Bennett Memorial Rd., 4 mi. n.w. off US 70/I-85 exit 173 southbound or 170 northbound. The site includes the restored Bennett House, where the largest Confederate troop surrender of the Civil War took place on Apr. 26, 1865. It was here that Gen. Joseph E. Johnston surrendered some 89,000 soldiers to Gen. William T. Sherman. Additional exhibits pertaining to the Civil War also are displayed in the visitor center.
Picnicking is permitted.
Hours: Visitor center Tues.-Sat. 9-5. Guided 30- to 45-minute tours are given daily on the hour 10-11 and 1-4 (10-11 and 1-3 during winter months), and an audiovisual show is presented on the half-hour beginning at 9:30. Closed major holidays. Phone ahead to confirm schedule. Allow 1 hour minimum.