Juneteenth is a celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.
This Juneteenth family focused event will have a jubilant atmosphere, with music, entertainment, period craft vendors and food. To commemorate the history of the site, costumed actors will portray actual members of the enslaved community at Stagville.
Join us this year for our first-annual Juneteenth celebration co-sponsored by Historic Stagville and the Stagville Society. The plantation holdings of the Bennehan-Cameron families were among the largest in pre-Civil War North Carolina, and among the largest of the entire South. By 1860, the family owned almost 30,000 acres and nearly 900 slaves. Stagville, a plantation of several thousand acres, lay at the center of this enormous estate. The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resource, Division of State Historic Sites, now administers the site. Historic Stagville now serves as an instructional tool for the visiting public and teaches them about Southern plantation life and North Carolina material culture.
There will also be a station with information about the enslaved community and the genealogy project being conducted at the site.
Event is from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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Admission is free with a suggested donation of $2.00 for adults and $1.00 for children.