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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 18 attractions in Burlington
Type: Historic Sites
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Beaverton, Oregon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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58 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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85 reviews 85 reviews
14 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
26 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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Fairfield, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

We walked this battlefield on a late afternoon in May. The location is lovely for a picnic or short hike (or both!). The battlefield itself gives evidence of the conflicts between various Colonial interest groups and the Crown prior to the actual Revolution. Because the battleground is small and relatively unchanged it is easy to imagine the scene in 1771.... More

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High Point, North Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

I graduated from Elon University and explored many sites around Alamance County

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Gibsonville, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

If you are unable to catch a reenactment, you can definitely catch a nice afternoon stroll around the Battleground. The Allen House is always fascinating seeing how things were. There is a rich history surrounding the Allen House and who used to occupy it. I can't say too much for the video they show in the museum area. It's time... More

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