Bennett Place Historic Site, 4409 Bennett Memorial Rd, Durham, was the site of the largest surrender of the American Civil War. An agreement was made here, the home of James and Nancy Bennett, that ended surrendered kore than 89,270 Confederate soldiers.
Today Bennett Place is a North Carolina Historic Site. It’s free to visit and tour. It also holds events throughout the year, including two Christmas events.
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Christmas in the Piedmont During the Civil War
Saturday, December 16, 2023
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Visit Bennett Place during the Christmas season and witness how this occasion was celebrated in the Piedmont Carolinas during the American Civil War. Living historians will decorate the farm in a typical modest fashion of the time. There will be cooking demonstrations in the kitchen house, Christmas decorations and packages in the main house, soldiers will be on hand to demonstrate Christmas in the field and of course, a visit with Ole St. Nick. Complimentary hot apple cider will be available. There will also be a bake sale where you can purchase some sweet treats. All proceeds from the bake sale go towards the preservation of the site.
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