Bennett Place

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The "First Meeting" at Bennett Place

4409 Bennett Memorial Road, Durham NC 27705

Confederate Gen. Joseph Johnston surrendered to Union Gen. William T. Sherman here April 26, 1865. It was the largest troop surrender of the war and ended the fighting in the Carolinas, Georgia and Florida. A visitor/center museum orients visitors and a short walking tour includes reconstructed buildings on the family farm, site of the final negotiations.

Open 9 am-5 pm Tuesday-Saturday. Free.