When you think about what makes Durham a unique destination, a lot comes to mind – great events; a celebrated food scene; a welcoming community. But one of Durham’s special selling points is its personality – that energy that you only catch by being here.
Video by KidEthnic/Sound by Pierce Freelon and Alan Thompson.
From family-run barbecue joints and soul food to fresh takes on global cuisine and craft beer, food and drink are in Durham's DNA. Explore this playlist to get a taste of Durham's food scene before you come try it for yourself.
From international dance festivals to performances by world-class musicians, or workshops led by leading researchers to quirky homegrown celebrations, there’s always a wide variety of events to capture your interest in Durham.
A unique mix of rich history, pioneering achievements, and diverse culture – that's what makes Durham the kind of place that is always engaging. This is a sample of people, faces and stories that make Durham, NC unique.
Durham, NC is home to three state historic sites with ties to the Civil War - Historic Stagville, Bennett Place, and Duke Homestead. Each site gives visitors a chance to step back in time and learn more about life before, during, and after the war.