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3710 Hillsborough Rd.
Durham, NC 27705-2906
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Arts & Museums
This otherwise regular homestead came into prominence owing to the American Civil War. It was at this farm, where Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston and Union General William T. Sherman signed the papers pertaining to the surrender of the Confederate troops, thereby ending the fierce Civil War. Now, it is known as the Bennett Place State Historic Site and is open to visitors.
Duke Homestead State Historic Site is a National Historic Landmark that is transformed into a museum that showcases exhibits and artifacts pertaining to tobacco industry.
With a superb location on the sprawling campus of the Duke University, the Nasher Museum of Art was founded in 1969, and currently boasts a stunning collection of African, Medieval and Renaissance Art as well as other displays. On your way out, stop by their cafe which serves some delicious panini sandwiches, juicy crab cakes, curried chicken and salads, and wash it down with fresh fruit juices, Indian chai or sparkling wine. Check website for a list of upcoming events and exhibitions.
Walk through a tornado, experiment with water pumps and surround yourself in a giant bubble. Watch in wonder as exotic butterflies float by in the Magic Wings Butterfly House and feel a chill go up your spine as you visit with un-caged giant orb spiders. Home to an actual Apollo Command Module and Neil Armstrong's space suit, this museum makes the history of space travel come to life.
This 65,000-square-foot museum houses three large gallery spaces, a museum store, university and community classrooms, and the Nasher Museum Caf
Various works by African-American artists from both the 19th and 20th centuries are displayed at this museum that is known as having the most "important publicly assembled collection of African-American art in North Carolina." Objects from the African continent are also on display.
Unique 3,100 square foot museum that features artifacts and memorabilia of the University of North Carolina's men's basketball program with both static and technological items on display.
An eclectic and diverse collection of artifacts and historic displays on the history of North Carolina, as well as the history of the University of North Carolina, is on display at this unique gallery. Historic and authentically decorated rooms that include Sir Walter Raleigh Rooms, the Early Carolina Rooms, and an early 19th century library from the Hayes Plantation are also featured at this gallery. Guided tours are available every Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. or by appointment.
Located on the second level of the Dean E. Smith Center, this 3,000 square foot room contains artifacts and highlight tapes of some of the greatest moments in the University's rich sports history. Exhibits designed by Jerry Goodman, the designer of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, are also on display.
Dedicated to presenting exhibits of Jewish religious and creative arts and crafts, this gallery features traveling exhibits of highly acclaimed Israeli and regional artists, as well as original programs of Judaica and religious prints and books from the Rosenzweig Collection.
Burwell School, constructed in 1921 by John Berry, was the home of Reverend Robert Burwell and his family. The Reverend's wife Margaret Anna Burwell used her home to run a girls' school from 1837 to 1857, whence the name Burwell School. Following this the building was used as a home for notable residents of Hillsborough. Burwell School has been working as a historic house museum since 1964. The house, with exhibits and regular events, give visitors a glimpse into the Hillsborough citizens' lives during the Civil War era.
This is one of the largest planetariums in the country. The immense domed Star Theater houses a completely automated Zeiss Model VI Star Projector, one of the very few in the world. Shows include "Solar System Adventure," for older students and adults, "Sol & Company" for the youngsters and "Larry, Cat in Space" for the preschool set. Tickets go on sale one half-hour before show time.