Duke Homestead

Visit Duke Homestead

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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Location and Hours

Duke Homestead
2828 Duke Homestead Road
Durham, N.C. 27705

Hours
Tuesday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Sunday, Monday, and most major holidays
Admission is free

Contact
919-627-6990
duke@ncdcr.gov

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