Central North Carolina Sights

Duke Homestead

  • 2828 Duke Homestead Rd. Map It
  • Downtown
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Published 07/23/2015

Fodor's Review

Washington Duke, patriarch of the now famous Duke family, moved into this house in 1852. It wasn't until he heard how the Union soldiers were enjoying smoking his tobacco that he decided to market his "golden weed." Explore the family's humble beginnings at this State Historic Site, which includes the first ramshackle "factory" as well as the world's largest spittoon collection. Guided tours demonstrate early manufacturing processes; the visitor center exhibits early tobacco advertising.

Sight Information


2828 Duke Homestead Rd., Durham, North Carolina, 27705, United States

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Tues.–Sat. 9–5

Published 07/23/2015


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