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  • Somerset Place (NC Historic Site): Located on the banks of Phelps Lake, Somerset Place is a representative antebellum plantation offering a view of life during the period before the Civil War. It became one of North Carolina's most prosperous rice, corn, and wheat plantations.
  • Mordecai Historic Park: This late eighteenth/early nineteenth century plantation home and historic park is located on the edge of downtown Raleigh, NC.
  • Mendenhall Plantation: A visit to the Mendenhall Plantation shows students that there were dissenters to slavery in antebellum North Carolina. Buildings on the property include the main house, an old school house, the Madison Lindsay House and Medical School, a spring house, and a barn. There is also a restored wagon that may have been used to help runaway slaves.

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Located in Durham, Historic Stagville comprises the remnants of one of the largest plantations of the pre-Civil War South. The plantation belonged to the Bennehan-Cameron family, whose combined holdings totaled approximately 900 slaves and almost 30,000 acres by 1860. Stagville offers a view of the past, especially that of its African American community.

Follow the Stagville History link to read about the history of the plantation, the Bennehan and Cameron families who owned the plantation, the slave community, the structures on the plantation, and the effect the Civil War had on Stagville Plantation. There is also a link to Stagville African American genealogy on Family Tree Maker.

To visit the plantation, call (919) 620-0120 or send email to stagville@ncmail.net for more information.

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