Bennett Place is a historic site where the largest Civil War Confederate troop surrender occurred. Visitors to Bennett Place are taken back in time to April 1865 where Major General Sherman and General Johnston met at the farm of James and Nancy Bennett near Durham to negotiate the terms of peace that effectively ended the American Civil War. The museum has an extensive collection of artifacts which share the stories of the Bennett Family and the final weeks of the American Civil War. The reconstructed Bennett Farm, which includes a visitor center and museum that features a theater presentation and living history reenactments. Bennett Place is free and open to the public and visitors are invited to enjoy nature trails and a picnic area.


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