Plan Your Visit

The slave quarters at Horton Grove

Historic Stagville preserves the remnants of the one of the largest plantations in North Carolina. By 1860, the Bennehan-Cameron family owned over 30,000 acres of land and claimed ownership over about 900 enslaved people. The work of enslaved Africans and African Americans made the Bennehan-Cameron family one of the wealthiest in the state. Today, Stagville State Historic Sites includes four original slave dwellings (c. 1851), a massive barn (c. 1860), and a Bennehan family house (c. 1787-1799). Stagville is dedicated to interpreting the life and work of enslaved people on the plantation.

Stagville offers regular guided tours, field trips, private group tours, and special events.

For the most up-to-date information about upcoming events or programs, call the site or check our Facebook page.

Hours and Location

Tuesday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Guided tours at 11, 1, and 3 
Closed Sunday, Monday, and most major holidays
5828 Old Oxford Highway
Durham, N.C. 27712


Admission is free
Donations are appreciated

Guided Tours

Free guided tours are available Tuesday through Saturday at 11, 1, and 3 each day. The tour schedule is subject to change, so please call in advance to confirm the schedule. The site and grounds are open from 9 to 5, Tuesday through Saturday. Self-guided tours are also available during these hours. Please note that visitors are not allowed inside the buildings on self-guided tours. The historic structures are only open during guided tours.

To tour Stagville, you must have a car or other vehicle! Due to the large size of the property, if you arrive by taxi, Uber, or Lyft, we cannot guarantee transportation to all parts of the site. Call 919-620-0120 to schedule school trips, educational programs, special groups, or events.
Plan to wear comfortable, sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. There is no food or drink for sale on site, but feel free to bring a picnic lunch! There are picnic tables on site. All Stagville’s historic buildings are handicapped accessible. We welcome visitors with special needs.