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 plantation 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 and inexpensive events throughout the year.
It’s open Tuesday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guided tours are offered. Call ahead to find out the times. They’re $2 for adults and $1 for seniors and children.
Self-guided tours are free, but do not include access to the buildings. You’ll need a car to get to all parts of the site, as it’s very large.
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Saturdays from June 5th to June 26th, 2021
11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
$2 for adults, $1 for children, except for June 19th, which is part of the Juneteenth program, and is free
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How did African American families claim their freedom at Stagville in 1865? In recognition of Juneteenth, Historic Stagville is offering a special tour at 11 am, every Saturday in June. This tour explores emancipation on one of North Carolina’s largest plantations. Formerly enslaved families celebrated, defended themselves, and organized, while the Camerons strategized to hold on to their power and wealth.
Juneteenth at Stagville
Saturday, June 19th, 2021
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Almost a thousand people were freed at Stagville at the end of the Civil War. How did freedom come? What did emancipation really mean? What hopes, dreams, and fears did freed families have?
On Juneteenth, Historic Stagville invites visitors to remember emancipation and explore the history of the struggle for freedom on one of North Carolina’s largest plantations. Outdoors guided tours about emancipation and the legacies of slavery will be offered between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Self-guided tours are also available all day. Admission and tours are free for all.
Upcoming Events in the Triangle -- both virtual and in-personCheck out our full events calendar, where you can enter any date, or look at the events for the next few days here:
Thursday, June 24, 2021
Friday, June 25, 2021
Saturday, June 26, 2021