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Duke Homestead & Tobacco Museum

2828 Duke Homestead Road, Durham, North Carolina 27705 USA

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“The start of tobacco road”

See the early home, factories, and farm where Washington Duke first grew and processed tobacco. His sons later founded The American Tobacco Company, the world's largest tobacco company. Duke and others helped create a market for Durham-area tobacco products that eventually would make North Carolina the heart of an international tobacco empire. Many profits were invested in land and industries but others were used for such humanitarian causes as Duke University, named for the family.

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Alan Meyer

  • 33 Reviews
  • 16 Helpful
March 19, 2017
Rated 4.0

A great look into the tobacco industry. Traces from the early settlement to the boom days of tobacco.Can self guide but plan to spend 2+ hours.

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  • 13 Reviews
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July 07, 2016
Rated 5.0

It was a very interesting and educational museum. It is in the middle of a residential area, so you'll think you're in the wrong place but you're not. We were there about an hour and a half

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Duke Homestead & Tobacco Museum

2828 Duke Homestead Road
Durham, North Carolina
27705 USA


Closed Now
  • Tue - Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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