Long before there were interstates, houses and shopping malls in Durham, stood a single farmhouse that played an important role at ending the Civil War. Bennett Place is now a historical site where local historians gather every year and decorate the site with holiday cheer. They cook holiday meals and show the conditions in which the soldiers who visited may have had to endure while on the homefront. This event also includes other goodies for visitors such as cookies, music, cider, and caroling. This event is often referred to as Christmas in the Carolinas During the Civil War.