Duke Homestead

Historic Site in Durham

After the Civil War, Confederate veteran Washington Duke returned to his farm and built an astonishing fortune, astonishingly fast. Tobacco manufacturing operations moved downtown in 1874, so 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 that barely mentions health issues.