Christmas by Candlelight - Duke Homestead | Kids Out and About Research Triangle

Christmas by Candlelight - Duke Homestead

*The event has already taken place on this date: Fri, 12/10/2021
Come to Duke Homestead for evening candlelight tours and celebrate an old-fashioned traditional Victorian Christmas with the Duke Family in 1870. As the Dukes switched from growing to manufacturing bright leaf tobacco, they enjoyed the start of soaring wealth just a few short years after the hardships of war. Come enjoy Christmas games, live music, singing, holiday cookies, and a whole lot of history as costumed interpreters lead you on a candlelit tour through our historic area. Staff is taking COVID precautions and have made slight changes have been made to activities and logistics this year. This is a unique opportunity to see the Duke family home brought to life as it might have been in 1870 when the Dukes lived here!

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Tours depart from the Visitor Center every 10 minutes. You will purchase tickets for a specific tour time. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early.

Each tour is limited to 15 people total.

**In accordance with local and state guidelines, masks are required for indoor settings like the Visitor Center and historic buildings, and encouraged outside if you are unable to social distance or when approaching a station.


We are unable to offer refunds on purchased tickets. All cancelled tickets will be considered a donation to the site and will be used for future educational programming.

*Times, dates, and prices of any activity posted to our calendars are subject to change. Please be sure to click through directly to the organization’s website to verify.


Duke Homestead


2828 Duke Homestead Rd
Durham, NC, 27705
United States


(919) 477-5498
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The event has already taken place on this date: 
5:30 pm - 9 pm
$6 for adults; $3 for children (plus tax)


All Ages Adults & kids together Adults without kids