Duke Homestead

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Top 2% of attractions in Raleigh-Durham
7 / 10

4 expert reviews

“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.”

– Fodor's

Frommer's Frommer's
"The Duke homestead, where Washington Duke opened his first tobacco factory in a rickety one-room barn, is today a National Historic Landmark." Full review
Where Where
"The property depicts the early days of the Duke family's life and tobacco business. Its first, bare-bones tobacco factory, pack house and curing barn are open for tours." Full review
Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
"The Duke Homestead, 4 miles north, remains intact. Hourly tours lead through barns and outbuildings, but you're free to wander the farm, after enjoying a museum of tobacco history " Full review