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
Coming up at Leigh Farm Park
To find and enroll in the tours at Leah Farm Park go to the Durham Park & Recreation activity guide search page.
Select Activities (on the top) and then click on “Where” and “Leigh Farm Park.”
Here’s what’s listed, but you should check for updates. Also, make sure to enroll in the activity you’re interested in, if required. (Not all events require registration.)
Leigh Farm Park Tour
Saturdays, June through August, 2022
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Free (registration not required)
Take a guided-tour of Leigh Farm Park. Come inside the Visitors’ Center and request a tour from the Historic Site Interpreters at your convenience from 10am – 2pm. You’ll learn about the families who lived here, their work, and life on a middle-class plantation. Venture inside the historic farmhouse while also visiting the enslaved people’s cabin and the Leigh Family Cemetery.