Things to do for History Buffs in Durham, North Carolina 

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    The Bennett Stone Chimney

    2 reviews

    The Bennett Stone Chimney is unfortunately, all that remains of the historic Bennett House where Confederate General Joe Johnston surrendered his army to Union General William T. Sherman.

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    The Bennett House

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    The Bennett House on the outskirts of Durham, North Carolina, was where the last Confederate Army under the command of General Joseph Johnston surrendered to Union General William T. Sherman.

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    Sarah P. Duke Gardens

    11 reviews

    It's impossible to spend time here without feeling at least 8.4% better. You can feed ducks and swans in the pond, smell dozens of different kinds of flowers, wander through the native and non-native plants, or just lay down for a picnic. In the summer, they host Friday evening concerts on the lawn. Bring a picnic, or buy some snacks ...

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    Duke University Chapel

    7 reviews

    Amazing! Most gorgeous chapel in the Southeast, and it's in the Top 5 in the nation. Plus, it's surrounded by the outstanding neo-Gothic campus of the prestigious Duke University, the elegant and breath-taking Sarah P Duke Gardens, the exquisite and eclectic Nasher Museum of Art on Duke's campus and Cameron Indoor Stadium, the most electrifying and exiting place in the ...

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    Fullsteam Brewery

    4 reviews

    I could live here. So could you. We all could. And if you're in Durham right now, you probably practically do (I know people who are here 2-3 times a week). Imagine this: your living room, times 20. Add in an indoor playground (ping pong tables, arcade video games, darts, etc). Once in a while, throw in some live music ...

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    Duke University

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    Cameron Indoor Stadium

    2 reviews

    Must see the Duke woman play basketball

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    American Tobacco Campus

    2 reviews

    Very cool place to visit. Amazing how they transformed this factory setting into a destination!

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    Nasher Museum of Art

    2 reviews

    It seems unlikely, but eat brunch here and then go see the art. the nasher's cafe is arguably as good, if not better than it's art collection.

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    Durham Bulls Athletic Park

    1 review

    More fun than a major league baseball game!!!

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    Durham Central Park

    1 review

    Saturday morning's Farmers Market is one of life's best pleasures.

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    Bennett Place State Historic Site

    1 review

    Bennett Place State Historic Site in Durham, NC. is where Confederate General Joseph Johnston surrendered his army to Union General William T. Sherman on April 26, 1865. Confederate General Robert E. Lee had surrendered his army seventeen day before, on April 9th, 1865 at Appomattox Courthouse, thus effectively ending the war.

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    Eno River State Park

    1 review
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    Home Sweet Home

    1 review

    Wish you were here!

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    Bull City Running Company

    1 review

    Fantastic local running store, with great gear and local flavor. If you like running, then head here to get recommendations on the many local running trails and to buy a "RUN DRM" piece of clothing.

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    Brightleaf Square

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    Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours

    1 review

    Take a fun organized tour to have a taste of some of our foodie favorites here in the Triangle. Yum.

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    Northgate Stadium 10

    1 review

    This movie theater is decent enough. The screens are much bigger than those at home and the prices are much cheaper.

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