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Averasboro Battlefield & Museum

3300 Hwy 82, Dunn, NC 28334
(910) 891-5019
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Dunn
Type: Battlefields
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: A Civil War battlefield that has remained nearly untouched since the war.
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This tiny private museum has a lot of cool stuff but the people who run the place are simply awful. Their "President of the Board" a man named C.C. Livingston was a total (word that tripadvisor won't let me post). He was condescending, cold, and just plain rude! I am surprised that the museum is even still open.

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North Carolina
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30 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

A very small museum but well put together. The staff was more then willing to give individual attention and explain each artifact and it's history. While we were there thay had a group with horse-drawn cannons complete with caissons. The infantry advanced and were fired on with these original relics. There are many old houses on the road that appear... More

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a privately run museum with a great collection of artifacts from the battle which took place at this location. Admission is free, although donations are gratefully accepted. Much of the battlefield remains farmland much as it was during the battle. Nice facilities for events.

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Mobile, Alabama
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110 reviews 110 reviews
67 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The battlefield is not much to look at as it stands today, but can be highly appreciated for the role it played many years ago. It is nice to see that it is being taken care of for future generations to visit.

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Lillington, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

My son and I came across this Civil War battlefield, museum, and cemetery while on a Sunday drive through the countryside. The museum has a number of really interesting historical pieces from the period as well as a very nice gift shop. The battlefield and surrounding countryside are a beautiful representation of the area that gives the visitor a feel... More

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133 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

The Averasboro Museum is a privately owned facility with the largest collection of civil war artifacts in NC (they said). It was a small building but packed full of artifacts - bullets galore, weapons, uniforms, equipment, etc. There was even a femur bone with a bullet in it! The story of the battle that took place there was very comprehensive... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

it's great to see how it was back in the day and the difference they have made for us to the present and future

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Dudley, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

If you follow Civil War battles, you will find the battle fought here leads up to the Battle of Bentonville. The museum gave an excellent overview of the battle. The staff members were very informative. If passing through the Dunn area, it is well worth your time to check it out.

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Dunn, North Carolina, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

The area was very nice. Good ample amount of shade. I went when there was a reenactment. The reenactment was worth the amount of money you paid to watch it. There are activities there for children of all ages. If you love history, then you will love this place.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Nice, small bookstore and museum. Restrooms and picnic shelter. A quiet, historic site. A great pit stop, but for a more high impact visit go when there is an event. A volunteer there told me they do have reenactments and they have days when folks come and just fire cannons! What fun!

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