Leigh Farm Park, 370 Leigh Farm Rd, Durham, is 82.8-acre property is anchored by a 7-acre historic core listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.
The historic area includes:
- Leigh House (circa 1835)
- An early 19th century dairy
- A mid-19th century enslaved peoples cabin with notable stick-built chimney
- A mid-19th century smokehouse and corn crib
- A late 19th century well house
- A late 19th century carriage house
- The Leigh Family Cemetery
The property also features:
- A 2nd mid-19th century slave cabin with a 1930 Rustic Revival log addition
- An early 20th century tobacco barn and pack house
- Several mid-20th century residences
- Wooded acreage that was historically open agricultural land
Please note that some parts of the park, particularly buildings, might not be open right now.
Coming up at Leigh Farm Park
Leigh Farm Park Tour
Saturdays 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Except July 4th, 2020
Scheduled through August 29th, 2020
Take a guided-tour of Leigh Farm Park. You’ll learn about the families who lived here, their work, and life on a middle-class plantation. Venture up to the historic farmhouse while also visiting the enslaved people’s cabin, speakeasy, and the Leigh Family Cemetery.
All tours will take place outdoors with social distancing in place. Groups sizes will be limited to align with current mass gathering size restrictions. Masks will be required of staff and participants during the program check-in process. If participants do not have a mask, one will be provided to them.
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