Duke Homestead State Historic Site and Tobacco Museum

2828 Duke Homestead Rd.
Durham, NC 27705- Map It
(919) 477-5498

AAA Editor Notes

Duke Homestead State Historic Site and Tobacco Museum is off I-85 exit 175 to 2828 Duke Homestead Rd. The 1852 main house, two early tobacco factories, a packhouse and a curing barn reflect the historical impact of the tobacco industry on North Carolina. The museum includes a moving mannequin that plants tobacco and explains—with a North Carolina accent—the “13-month crop.” The visitor center offers a museum and a movie about the history of tobacco. Guided tours are available. Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.
Donations.
Hours: Tues.-Sat. 9-5. Guided tours depart at 15 minutes past every hour 10:15-3:15. Closed major holidays. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.