The American Tobacco Historic District in Durham carries a rich history that dates back to the 1800s, when Washington Duke created an incredibly successful company that came to be known as the American Tobacco Company. Today, the site of the old American Tobacco Company continues its success as a large compound that houses numerous restaurants, residential and commercial buildings, a barber shop, and a full service salon and spa as well as various arts centers. At the American Tobacco Historic District, there is much to see and experience.

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The American Tobacco Historic District is home to a variety of restaurants that offer patrons an assortment of culinary tastes that will satisfy a variety of palettes. From Japanese to traditional American Southern food, there is a restaurant for just about every flavor. Some of the current restaurant offerings at the American Tobacco Historic District include:

· Cuban Revolution

· The Bullpen

· Only Burger

· Moe’s Southwest Grill

· Maybelle’s Biscuits and Barbeque

· Tyler’s Taproom

· WXYZ Bar @ Aloft Hotel

· Tobacco Road

· Saladelia

· NanaSteak

· Mellow Mushroom

· Basan

· The District at 410 @ The Art Institute Raleigh-Durham


The American Tobacco Historic District is quite popular for the assortment of events that it hosts throughout the year. From comedy and art shows at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) to local blood drives by the American Red Cross, there is always something happening at the American Tobacco Historic District. Some popular events include:

· Live music at The Bullpen every Friday and Saturday night

· Pickup Basketball at The CAGE

· Back Porch Music on the Lawn (free concert series)

· Sweetwater Ices at ATC every Thursday

For all the latest news on upcoming events at American Tobacco Historic District, visit the American Tobacco Historic District events page.

Private/Corporate Events

American Tobacco Historic District offers over 43 venues for either private or corporate events. From small get-togethers of a few people to accommodations for up to 10,000, the American Tobacco Historic District has a venue to suit just about any corporate or private event. Some of the venues offered include:

· Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC)

· Diamond View I Skybox

· The Powerplant

· American Underground

· Bay 7

· Durham Bulls Athletic Park

Likewise, many of the restaurants located in the American Tobacco Historic District also offer their own private dining and event services.

For more information about arranging a private and/or corporate event at any venue within the American Tobacco District, please view the complete venues listing.


American Tobacco Historic District provides three parking decks for patron usage. They include:

East Parking Deck

305 West Pettigrew Street

Durham NC 27701

North Parking Deck

305 West Pettigrew Street

Durham NC 27701

South Parking Deck

705 Willard Street

Durham, NC 27701

Other parking arrangements are available, such as nearby street parking.


The American Tobacco Historic District, 318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701, website, Phone: 919-433-1566

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