Stagville State Historic Site, 5828 Old Oxford Highway in Durham, contains the remnants of one of the largest plantations of the pre-Civil War South. The plantations belonged to the Bennehan-Cameron family, whose combined holdings totaled approximately 900 enslaved people and almost 30,000 acres of land by 1860.
Stagville offers a view of the past, especially that of its African American community, by allowing visitors to guide themselves around its extensive grounds.
It is free to visit Stagville State Historic Site. There are also many free events throughout the year.
Stagville Under the Stars
Friday, February 1st, 2019
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Join Historic Stagville and Morehead Planetarium for Stagville Under the Stars! Storytelling, science, and stargazing, all in one evening.
Hear African folktales about the sun, moon, and stars, and then peer through telescopes to take a tour of the stars. This event is perfect for kids and families. Meet in the Visitor Center at Historic Stagville and then head outside to use telescopes on the grounds after dark.
This event is FREE and open to the public. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather.