Home Tour 2014: Tobacco Heritage

2014-home-tour-logoSaturday 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.

Thank you to our property owners and volunteers
who made this year's tour a success. See you next year!

Tobacco Heritage Tour Update





  • Day-of:  $25
    Durham History Hub, 500 W. Main Street
  • Docent:  $10

Tickets available at the Durham History Hub 11:30-3:30 each day of the tour.


About the Tour

Join us for behind-the-scenes access to 6 historic tobacco manufacturing sites in downtown Durham:

  • Liberty Warehouse - This is your last chance to take a peek inside Durham's last remaining tobacco auction warehouse before its demolition in May.
  • Brame Building - See inside the future home of the Tyler's Taproom Distillery!
  • American Tobacco - Visit fabulous, modern office spaces of nationally recognized companies, located in this historic complex.  This is by far some of the coolest office space in Durham!
  • Venable Tobacco Company - Transformed into modern office space, the buildings in this complex were built in response to the changing transportation needs (rail & truck) of the 20th century tobacco industry.
  • Liggett and Myers O'Brien Warehouse - Transformed by West Village into luxury lofts.
  • Imperial Tobacco Warehouse- See the spaces featured in the 1988 movie, Bull Durham.


Thanks to our sponsors

American Tobacco 10 Years

2014 Tobacco Heritage Tour
presented by
American Tobacco


Downtown Durham Inc

Federal Capital Parters

Wexford Scientific


Museum of Durham History