Durham Journals

Winter in Durham, North Carolina

A February 2011 trip to Durham by zabelle

Bennett Place Civil War Historic Site Photo, Durham, North Carolina More Photos
Quote: Winter in Durham means the crowds are down but the attractions are still just as wonderful.

Toast Paninoteca

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Restaurant | "Not your mamma's sandwich shop"

Toast Paninoteca Photo, Durham, North Carolina
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When we arrived at the Kings Daughter Inn, we were hungry. We had not had anything since early morning breakfast and we needed something. We mentioned it to Colin as we were checking in and he suggested that we try Toast. The owners are friends of theirs and they assured me that we would be well pleased with the food we got. Sounded good to us we jumped in the car and headed downtown. The restaurant is located in the Four Points area of Durham. We were lucky to find parking right down the street from the restaurant. This is not just any sandwich shop; it is an authentic Italian sandwich shop, a "paninoteca. The fillings are simple, fresh local produce, cured meats and wonderful cheeses....Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 14, 2013

Toast Paninoteca
345 W.main Street
Durham 27701

Duke Homestead

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Attraction | "When Tobacco was a Good Thing"

Duke Homestead Photo, Durham, North Carolina
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We had reservations to visit the Duke Homestead on Friday afternoon. We went directly to the Duke Homestead from Bennett Farm. We unfortunately only had about an hour to visit there and our GPS wasn’t much help in getting us between the two places. I was able to find road signs that directed us. There is a film that they turned on for us so that we could watch it before we went to visit the farm. It is a very good film, allow time to see it. In order to fully appreciate all that you are going to see you need to know where the Dukes ended up in case you don’t already know. One of the descendants was heiress Doris Duke who has a home in Newport Rhode Island. Hers was not a happy story but th...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 31, 2011

Duke Homestead
2828 Duke Homestead Road
Durham, North Carolina 27705
919 477 5498

The King's Daughters Inn

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Hotel | "A Luxury Inn in a great location"

The King's Daughters Inn Photo, Durham, North Carolina
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There are many places to stay in Durham. We opted to stay at a bed and breakfast inn. It is located in the Trinity Park neighborhood right across the street from the east campus of Duke University. This is the perfect location if you want to take an early morning walk or jog. Actually it works any time of the day. This is a very attractive neighborhood and very convenient as well. The Kings Daughter Inn is everything I love in a bed and breakfast. I expected to hear the theme from Gone with the Wind as we walked in the front door and looked at the beautiful original staircase. It is lovely. The front desk is off to your right. If you have a lot of luggage the stairs can be a bit of an iss...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 1, 2011

The King's Daughters Inn
204 N Buchanan Blvd
Durham, North Carolina 27705

Bennett Place Civil War Historic Site

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Attraction | "Where the Civil War Really Ended"

Bennett Place Civil War Historic Site Photo, Durham, North Carolina
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For Civil War buffs, Bennett Place, in Durham North Carolina, is a must visit destination. Ask most people where the Civil War ended and they will say Appomattox Court House. I am not going to try to convince you that this is incorrect however; it is not the complete story. At Appomattox, General Robert E Lee surrendered his Army of Northern Virginia to General Ulysses S. Grant. The Army of Northern Virginia was just a small part of the Confederate troops. General Joseph E. Johnston had been called out of retirement to lead the Army of the Tennessee and at this location just two hours from Appomattox Court House; on April 17, 1865 he met with Union General William T. Sherman to iron out the details of...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 30, 2011

Bennett Place Civil War Historic Site
4409 Bennett Memorial Road
Durham, North Carolina
919-383-4345