The American Tobacco Historic District is a historic tobacco factory complex and national historic district located in Durham, Durham County, North Carolina. The district encompasses 14 contributing buildings and three contributing structures built by the American Tobacco Company and its predecessors and successors from 1874 to the 1950s.
Ayr Mount is a Federal-era plantation house built in 1815 in Hillsborough, North Carolina by William Kirkland. Kirkland, named the house in honor of his birthplace, Ayr, Scotland. Unlike the other houses in the Classical American Homes Preservation Trust collection, Ayr Mount looks deceptively simple, even austere on the outside.
Bennett Place Information Map & Directions; Local Weather; Special Events; Facilities; Contact Us. Bennett Place 4409 Bennett Memorial Rd. Durham, NC 27705 Phone: (919) 383-4345 Email: email@example.com GPS: 36.02921538090, -78.97397083620. Hours of Operation. Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Sunday, Monday, and most major state holidays.
The Brumley Nature Preserve is a model for sustainable land management practices. The preserve benefits the region by connecting people with the land through a variety of recreational and educational opportunities, protecting ecological communities, and safeguarding Raleigh’s water supply as part of the Neuse River Basin.
Visit the picnic shelter rentals page for complete details on renting the shelter at Campus Hills Park. History Property for this park was purchased from the Inscoe family (in fact, the site was initially called Inscoe Park). The Inscoe family has been associated with Durham history since the mid-ninteenth century.
The North Carolina School for Science and Mathematics is a high school operated by the University of North Carolina in central Durham. The residential school accepts rising juniors living in North Carolina with a focus on science, mathematics, and technology.
Duke Forest is a forest managed by Duke University for research, teaching, and recreation. It is located in the edge of the Piedmont (United States) in Durham County, Orange County, and Alamance County in North Carolina. Four of its six divisions lie within the triangle formed by Durham, Chapel Hill, and Hillsborough.
Duke Homestead State Historic Site and Tobacco Museum encompasses the historic home, farm, and factory buildings of Washington Duke and his family as they lived on the property from 1852 until 1874.The site interprets the early farming life of the Duke family and the beginnings of their tobacco manufacturing business on the property after the Civil War.
Eno River State Park—like its namesake—flows near urban areas of Durham and Orange counties with five scattered access areas, each just minutes from town amenities. The Eno River’s waters roll past mature forests, historic mill and home sites and river bluffs covered with flowering shrubs and across fords used by early settlers.
Falls Lake State Recreation Area is a collective of seven access areas scattered around the shoreline of this undeveloped, 12,000-acre reservoir. More than 300 campsites at four of the access areas offer a range of outdoor experience from RV hookups to primitive tent camping and group camps.
Fording the Eno River at Fews Ford is seldom an issue, even at high water. This used to be a major ford point in the historic road systems of Durham. You may also access it by fording the river at Fanny’s Ford, but it is harder to find, and is usually deeper there. Stick to Fews Ford.
Forest Hills is also home to one of Durham Parks and Recreation's seasonal outdoor pools. Additional information can be found on the Forest Hills Pool page. Picnic Shelter Visit the picnic shelter rentals page for complete details on renting the shelter at Forest Hills Park.
Garrett Road runs across a long stretch of southwestern Durham, between this park at the road's intersection with Hope? Valley Road, to its intersection with Pickett Road. It was named after Ernest Garrett Sr., who established his house and farm in 1927.
In September 2006, four local governments (Orange County, Durham County, the City of Durham, and the Town of Chapel Hill) agreed to purchase land for a future New Hope Preserve, which includes the Hollow Rock portion of the adopted New Hope Creek Corridor Master Plan (adopted 1992).
Johnston Mill Nature Preserve Professional Review and Guide "This hike explores a protected parcel of the upper New Hope Creek watershed. Follow New Hope Creek downstream past two former mill sites, then make a loop around a tributary—Old Field Creek—walking hilly bluffs and streamside flats.
Lake Michie offers some of the finest largemouth bass fishing in the Piedmont. Fishing licenses are required. Fishing licenses are required. Rent a city boat from us or launch your own boat for a relaxing day of fishing without the hassles found at larger lakes. For more information about Lake Michie, please call:
Little River Regional Park & Natural Area is a cooperative project between Durham and Orange Counties, funded equally by both, with assistance from the Eno River Association, Triangle Land Conservancy, NC Clean Water Management Trust Fund, NC Parks and Recreation Trust Fund, and the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
1520 Morrisville Parkway Morrisville Community Park includes many athletic and recreational opportunities. In addition to the Hatcher Creek Greenway, there are many amenities that serve visitors with both active and passive recreational opportunities.
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University My father would often remark that art is like air and water – it is needed to survive and enjoy life to its fullest. David and I are proud to support my father's vision for Duke to have one of the best university art museums in the world.
Visit the picnic shelter rentals page for complete details on renting the shelter Oval Drive Park. History Excerpted from the Watts-Hillandale Historic District Preservation Plan: "In 1913, two separate development companies, the West End Land Company, and Durham Loan and Trust Company, purchased tracts of the Hester Property and created the ...
Popular with kids of all ages, RDU’s Observation Park provides sweeping views of RDU’s 10,000-foot runway and is located near the Air Traffic Control Tower. Spend hours plane-watching and listening to pilot-tower communications via audio speakers on the elevated observation platform. The park is also a popular location for kids’ parties.
Visit the picnic shelter rentals page for complete details on renting the shelter at Rockwood Park. History The City added the Rockwood subdivision in the 1950s, developing the park soon after. To accommodate the floodplain of a Third Fork Creek tributary, it was decided to make this land into a park.
A Durham City Park adopted by the New Hope Creek Corridor Advisory Committee Sandy Creek Park is located on the site of one of Durham's old sewage treatment plants. In the 1990's a Master Plan was written to create an environmental park on the site.
Sarah P. Duke gardens Duke Gardens is recognized as one of the premier public gardens in the United States, renowned for its landscape design and high quality horticulture. Each year, more than 300,000 visitors come to Duke Gardens from all over the world. Admission is free, and we are open 365 days a year.
Combining natural beauty and history, West Point on the Eno is free park along the Eno River spanning 404 acres with three historic buildings. A rebuilt grist mill on the site of what was once the largest mill on the river operates once again after the original closed in 1942, and its products are sold on site.
Westover Park is an unexpected green hideaway just off of Guess Rd. south of I-85. It looks like it has been recently renovated and includes a set of swings (regular and bucket), a small play structure with slides, a large jungle gym, and a rock wall to climb.