Born at Duke Homestead

Duke Homestead is usually known as the birthplace of the future American Tobacco Company, but three Duke children were born there also. Connect with this universal human experience during “Born at Duke Homestead”.

Through special guided tours, visitors will be able to imagine the historic Duke home in 1856, the year James B. Duke, the youngest child, was born.

“Born at Duke Homestead” focuses on the history of birth and motherhood in the 19th century, and allows us to explore the stories of the women who lived here (specifically Artelia Duke, who gave birth to 3 children in the Duke home, and Caroline, a young enslaved girl held by Washington Duke). This event has included the Durham Women’s Clinic for the past couple of years, to give light to modern midwifery.

10:15-3:15 (Tours 15 min after every hour)

“Born at Duke Homestead” will offer ticketed tours for $3 per person (plus tax). Ages 11 and under are free.


May 05 2019


10:15 am - 3:15 pm


$3, 11 and under FREE


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