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Explore Durham’s Heritage with a Meal at Historic Stagville

Historic Stagville is home to one of the largest remaining pre-Civil War plantations and provides a unique perspective into Durham’s past. Visitors have the opportunity to learn about life in North Carolina during the 18th and 19th century by exploring the plantation homes, enslaved family dwellings, and agricultural structures that have been preserved on the property. This extraordinary piece of Durham’s history is open to visitors Tuesday through Saturday and guided tours are available.

Michael Twitty at Historic Stagville
Southern food historian Michael
Twitty will prepare a traditional 19th
century harvest dinner.

This September you will have a special opportunity to both support the preservation efforts at Historic Stagville and become immersed in an authentic 19th century experience. On September 7thExpert Southern food historian Michael Twitty will prepare a harvest dinner using traditional methods described in 19th century slave narratives. This meal will feature North Carolina agricultural products and will be presented by experienced living history interpreters with expertise in the history of African American foodways. Seating is limited for this event, but tickets are only $75 with donations going towards the upkeep of Stagville’s historic structures. To make reservations talk with you innkeeper or call 919-620-0120.

Dinner at Historic Stagville
One of the beautifully preserved plantation structures
of Historic Stagville.

Michael Twitty will also present a hands on cooking presentation for children, “Cooking with Kids”, and a discussion of the lives of North Carolina’s enslaved population as a part of Stagville’s Harvest Festival. With our Durham bed and breakfast just minutes away from this historic site you’ll be able to spend a whole weekend exploring Durham’s past at Stagville.

Gloria and Phil Teber Your Innkeeper and Chef at the Arrowhead Inn, Durham, NC