Guided Tours: Tuesday - Friday at 1 pm; Saturday at 11, 1, and 3. Please call ahead to confirm guided tour availability! Self-guided tours of the grounds and an audio tour are available all day.
Historic Stagville preserves part of the Bennehan-Cameron plantations, one of the largest sites of slavery in North Carolina. From 1776 to 1865, the Bennehan and Cameron plantations spread across 30,000 acres of land. An 1804 marriage united the Bennehan and Cameron families, and they jointly invested in slavery at Stagville. Here, enslaved people built a sprawling plantation complex of farms, workshops, mansions, and mills. Year after year, enslaved families suffered separation, violence, hard labor, and disease. Amid the horrors of slavery, they continually resisted, claiming some measure of freedom through sabotage, direct action, cultural traditions, and freedom seeking. In 1864, over 1,000 people were enslaved on the Cameron plantations.
Today, Historic Stagville is a 165-acre State Historic Site, entirely dedicating to teaching about the lives, culture, and labors of enslaved African Americans. Through careful research, Stagville documents the history of enslaved people, and their descendants, across the Bennehan and Cameron plantations.
During your visit, you can tour original slave dwellings (1850s), a massive barn (1860), a Bennehan family house (1799), and outdoor archeological sites. Stagville's land and buildings reveal powerful stories of slavery and freedom at Stagville. As you visit the site, we invite you to remember the enslaved and emancipated people who shaped Stagville, and North Carolina.
Hours and Location
2022 Guided Tours: Tuesday - Friday at 1 pm; Saturday at 11, 1, and 3. Please call ahead to confirm guided tour times.
Please call in advance for field trips or private group tours.
Durham, N.C. 27712
Admission to the site is free.
Guided tours are $2 per person, $1 for seniors or children ages 5 to 12.
Guided tours are available Tuesday through Saturday-- please call for the current tour schedule! Each tour lasts 75 minutes. The site grounds are open from 9 to 5, Tuesday through Saturday. Self-guided tours are available during these hours. Please note that visitors are not allowed inside the buildings on self-guided tours.
Stagville welcomes anyone with disabilities. For questions about accessibility or accommodations, please contact Khadija McNair at 919-620-0120 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.