Tours

We invite you to tour our live-in laboratory and learn about solutions for energy efficiency, sustainability and smarter living. See features like the rainwater and solar catchment systems, a 3-D printer and community garden, and also hear about how the home is a testing ground for student research and product innovation.

Three Ways to Take a Tour

  1. Watch the Video Tour
  2. Take a Public Tour
  3. Request a Private Tour

Watch the Video Tour

 

Take a Public Tour

Public tours of the smart home are free and open to anyone interested in learning more about the Duke Smart Home Program. These tours are given on selected Saturday afternoons during the academic year. Tours take about one hour, and are held rain or shine.

 
To take a public tour, just come to the front door a few minutes before tour time – no reservations are required. But, please RSVP if possible.

2017-2018 Public Tour Schedule

  • Saturday, October 21, 3:30-4:30pm
  • Saturday, November 18, 2:00-3:00pm
  • Saturday, February 24, 2:00-3:00pm
  • Saturday, March 24, 2:00-3:00pm
  • Saturday, April 14, 2:00-3:00pm

Please let us know when you're coming. Click below to RSVP:

RSVP for a Public Tour

 
The address of the Home Depot Smart Home is 1402 Faber Street, Durham, NC USA. Parking is available on Faber Street. Get directions.
 
 
 

Request a Private Tour

Click on the button below to request a private tour. Those who wish to tour the Smart Home, but cannot attend a public tour may request a private tour. Private tours are generally given on weekday afternoons. In your online request, please indicate a preferred time and date for your tour. Private tours take about one hour.

To request a private tour, click below. Under tour date, select 'Other' and indicate your requested date:

Request a Private Tour

 

The address of the Home Depot Smart Home is 1402 Faber Street, Durham, NC USA. Parking is available on Faber Street. Get directions.