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Averasboro Battlefield & Museum

3300 Hwy 82, Dunn, NC 28334
(910) 891-5019
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Ranked #2 of 3 Attractions in Dunn
Type: Battlefields, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: A Civil War battlefield that has remained nearly untouched since the war.
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Type: Battlefields, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: A Civil War battlefield that has remained nearly untouched since the war.

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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1,615 reviews 1,615 reviews
895 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This is for real Civil War buffs. An out of the way battlefield a few miles east of I-95 near Dunn, NC which has little to see. There is a free museum about this next to last Civil War battle that took place in the state. There are some interesting artifacts, pictures, maps and new paper articles about the battle.... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

There wasn't much to see in the museum and the battlefield was just a field. The slave cabin had no window so you couldn't even see inside and it was locked so you couldn't go in. Not worth the visit.

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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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33 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
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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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136 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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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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Stedman
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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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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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