The site provides an excellent glimpse of antebellum life in the south and the Bennehan and Cameron family papers are housed in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the North Carolina State Archives. Horton Grove is a significant site in and of itself, as its two story houses a rare and well preserved examples of original slave quarters. Archaeological excavations have revealed a lot about slave life during the nineteenth century. What is very interesting is that even though none of the slaves were born in Africa, they maintained African traditions, as evidenced by a divining stick that was found (divining sticks warded away evil spirits). Stagville opened as a museum in the mid-1970s. It and Horton Grove were (separately) listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973 and 1978, respectively.