Tobacco






Saturday and Sunday April 26 - 27, 2014 12:00 - 4:00 pm Durham's history is closely lined to the rise and fall of the NC tobacco industry, and the massive buildings that housed this manufacture are a huge part of Durham's unique character.

Home Tour 2014: Tobacco Heritage


Liberty Warehouse Issue Background and Overview Liberty Warehouse is the last remaining tobacco auction warehouse in Durham. Built in 1940, the structure was packed every summer […]

Liberty Warehouse


Why It’s Important: The Liberty Warehouse is the only surviving loose-leaf tobacco auction house in Durham. Constructed in two sections dating from 1938 and 1948, […]

Places in Peril 2012: Liberty Warehouse



This virtual tour combines maps, historic images, oral histories and sound recordings to illustrate the significance of tobacco in Durham history.

Virtual Tour-Tobacco Trail


2nd Saturday of the month – April-November Durham Farmers’ Market 10:00 am 90 minutes The growth and development of Durham was shaped by the tobacco […]

Walking Tour – Tobacco Heritage


  Over 500 people toured sites from Durham’s Tobacco Heritage during the fourth annual tour, held on Saturday, May 6, 2000. Use our virtual tour (or join […]

Home Tour 2000: Tobacco Heritage