Bennett Place State Historic Site, at 4409 Bennett Memorial Road in Durham, is the site of a significant surrender of the south in the Civil War. It’s always free to visit the visitor center and nature trails. Several special events take place at Bennett Place State Historic Site. Here are the few of the upcoming events (Visit Bennett Place’s website for all the events.)
Memorial Day Remembrance: The American Soldier Through the Ages
Saturday, May 25th, 2019, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, May 26th, 2019, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $3.00 for adults and $2.00 for children ages 5-16. Under 5 FREE
Following the American Civil War, a “Decoration Day” began in communities across America remembering soldiers who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Senator John A. Logan, a former Union officer on staff with Major General William T. Sherman, was instrumental in making this a formal national day honoring our fallen soldiers, which became Memorial Day.
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