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Alamance Battleground State Historic Site

Address: 5803 N.C. 62 S, Burlington, NC 27215
Phone Number: 336 227 4785
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Ranked #3 of 5 Attractions in Burlington
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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English first
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This site saw two battles in two wars, making it a really interesting stop. Early interpretive signs sit side-by-side with modern ones, providing a wealth of information, some of it corroborated and some of it corrected by more recent excavation and research. Nice folks in the visitors' center are knowledgeable and friendly. The movie is good, too. There's also a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Just happened upon this and learned something new! We love history so this was very interesting to us and located very near.

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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336 attraction reviews
359 helpful votes 359 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
18 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
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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8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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21 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
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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