Durham is a historical haven, a sanctuary for the spectacular, and a rough-cut gem waiting to be unearthed. Durham’s been a destination on the move for more than 150 years. Perhaps it’s time you discovered it too.
Maybe you’ve heard about our celebrated food scene, top-notch universities or buzzing startup culture. There’s just something about this place. It transcends categories. Durham has something intangible, inspiring and absolutely alluring.
Before our sidewalks were lined with award-winning eateries, they were traversed by our first generation of industrious entrepreneurs. Seeds of equality and justice were planted here long ago, and they have blossomed into a colorful community where murals tell our proud story of inclusivity. We are where inspiration is found, where all are welcome and where the wild, wonderful, bold and beautiful come together in unexpected ways.
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Lasting Legacy: Black History in Durham
Grit, fortitude, and the unapologetic pursuit of justice are lasting legacies of a community that influenced the progress of Americans toward equality from coast to coast.
Yes, Monday, January 20 is a federal holiday to honor the non-violent resistance and social mobilization efforts of an incredible figure: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
But how much do you know about his connection to Durham? Read on to discover how his legacy intertwines with our destination, and how you can take part in events that honor his legacy.
Here at Discover Durham, we're often asked about business owners — where they've set up shop, who's at the helm, and what they serve. Here's a round up of some of Durham's newest visitor-facing spots for both locals and newcomers to savor in the new year!