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Buttonwillow Church Civil War Dinner Theater

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Address: 1060 Main Street, Whitwell, TN 37397
Phone Number: 423-658-7478
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Amazing! Sensational! Captivating! An enlightening journey into the Civil War Era! Great price! Great food!

When passing through the threshold of the Buttonwillow Civil War Dinner Theater, we were immediately drawn into the gracious and enchanting Old South experience. We were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Mc Donald, Tennessee
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Mc Donald, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

When passing through the threshold of the Buttonwillow Civil War Dinner Theater, we were immediately drawn into the gracious and enchanting Old South experience. We were re-educated in the cultural, environmental, and culinary experience of the 1860's and the Civil War Era. The authentic, period appropriate decor, costumes, and the delectable Confederate White House fare amplified the Antebellum ambiance which... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We expected a play on the Civil War - not a diatribe by an opinionated, pompous, self-proclaimed playwright. Don't waste your time or money!

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Murray, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Go see and relive the history of the Civil War. Food is delicious, served in a timely manner by courteous staff, and the show is outstanding!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The visit to this venue was with like minded Civil war enthusiasts from England. The pre conceived idea we had about the Civil war was soon diminished after this excellent presentation from David and Alison Gipson. The adage there is two sides of a coin is reveliant in this case,we learnt about the so called money trail. The dinner was... More 

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Edgewood, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Excellent discussion of research done by the owner, not from Wikipedia or college books, but via reviewing documents from the period. Somewhere we read that if you are politically correct may not be the show for you. However, we found nothing to be offensive, but it does go against mainstream teaching and gives a whole different perspective of the civil... More 

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Carrollton, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Two friends and I thoroughly enjoyed the two-person presentation of Civil War history. One of the friends and I were former history teachers, but we learned a thing or two--and enjoyed doing it. The female actor was spectacularly good, but the whole thing was interesting and well presented. We were seated right next to the stage, so we were able... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Excellent time with skillful entertainment in the form of a history lesson. The meal is delightful and is in the setting and time of Jefferson Davis...Confederacy era! The menu is planned...each person receives same meal. The servers are mostly family/some others and the efficiency and speed of service is delightful. The theatre production was written by the Restaurant owner and... More 

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Hixson, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I have been here twice in less than 6 months and both visits were top notch excellent. The meal is bounteous and tasty but the highlight is the theatre performance by the owner and his wife. A history lesson presented with humor and fact. Two very talented people, dedicated to educating their audience with truth. You will not like Pres.... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

If you must drive a long way to get to Buttonwillow, then drive. If you must save money for the entrance fee, then start saving... this is well worth the time and money. A performance to remember, with great food and a really interesting gift shop. I anticipated a poor show, with a lot of jaded history. To my delight... More 

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Georgia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I attended this dinner theatre recently with a large portion of my family for my great-grandmother's birthday. I was actually expecting it to be cheesy but I was pleasantly surprised. The man who runs the place is very well read on anything and everything concerning U. S. History. I appreciated his zeal for authenticity and accuracy. He says that he... More 

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