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Alamance Battleground State Historic Site

5803 N.C. 62 S, Burlington, NC 27215
336 227 4785
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Ranked #5 of 19 Attractions in Burlington
Type: Historic Sites
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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Alamance Battleground is the site of a pre-Revolutionary battle between the Royal Governor's militia and a group of armed farmers/rebels called the "Regulators". On the site today, there is a small visitor's center that offers a DVD program explaining what led up to the battle, and the battle itself. Also on the site is an 18th century log home complete... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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244 helpful votes 244 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This is a Revolutionary War site and really doesn't ofter that much other than being the first battle of the revolution.. The Allen House was moved to the site from Snow Camp but all it does is show you a typical home of that period. However, it was interesting that they used red flags to mark where the British stood... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We stumbled on the Alamance Battleground by pure chance, but what an experience it was. We have always been interested in US history, but the story of the Alamance Regulators stand off was totally new, and arguably had immense significance leading to later events. The PBS video prior to the tour helps to set the scene, and allows visitors to... More

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Beaverton, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The battleground and museum were a very pleasant surprise. Sitting on a country road, some 4 miles outside of Burlington, I anticipated a civil war site with some form of memorial. Much to my surprise, the battleground precedes the revolutionary war and is famous for the "Battle of the Regulators". The grounds are well maintained and the small museum had... More

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Asheboro, North Carolina
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19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Looking for a rainy day activity for my family and visiting sister and brother-in-law, we decided to visit Alamance Battleground State Historic Site. We went expecting to learn about a minor Revolutionary War battle. After 20 years in North Carolina, you would think I knew more about our history. The Battle of Alamance occurred in 1771 between militia loyal to... More

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

We visited the historic battleground of the Battle of Alamance which took place in 1771. My fourth g. grandfather was one of the Regulators who stood against the corruption and unfair taxation of Governor Tyron. We had a great time and the curators were very helpful. We saw a movie depicting the battle, toured a cabin from the 1800's and... More

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Burlington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

I love to visit here, the video/slide presentation is very informative, they have re-enactors on the site, and when they have the battle re-enaction weekend it is great watching the battle, the cannons and the army camp. TRY to go yearly, seldom miss it.

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Washington, DC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

The battlefield itself is a nice walk on a sunny day, but there isn't that much to see. But the history is interesting, and it's worth learning a bit about this relatively obscure part of American history. Very nice visitor's center staff too. I'd certainly drive 25 miles out of my way for this site, but not much more.

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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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99 reviews 99 reviews
18 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Although it is a small area it was nicely done & gave us new insight to the history of the local area

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New York
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

I never heard of Alamance before travelling in North Carolina. This battle preceded the independence war by 4 years, and though it was rooted in the causes that ignited the tea party in Boston a few years later, this one did not. It was all about taxes and injustices by the governor. Why this remained an obscure event - even... More

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