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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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Challenges what we have all been taught, and glad it does.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Edgewood, Kentucky
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Edgewood, Kentucky
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Flintstone
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Plant City, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is the best dinner theater ever. It is run by a husband and wife,. It actually used to be a church. Family style seating. Pre show was great, Dinner was delicious, Show was extremely good. If you love history and the civil war especially you will learn more than you ever did in school. It is funny, educational and... More 

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Anderson, South Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I have to admit, I was not very excited about visiting this dinner theater as a stop on a bus tour. However, it turned out to be one of the best stops we made. This 2 person play was so entertaining, as well as educational. The website states it is "Southern Drama with Southern Humor". Steve Gipson, owner & actor,... More 

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Decatur, Alabama
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Our group of 26 Senior Adults went on a fun day trip to The Buttonwillow Civil War Dinner Theater for lunch. The lunch was delicious and true Southern food . We really enjoyed the play which took us back to Civil War times. Never have facts been so fun! It was our second visit too. We recommend this for anyone,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

My wife, and my father and mother in law went here for dinner and the show. Entertaining, educational, good food...we could not have been more pleased with the whole event! I was thoroughly impressed with the whole event. I found the ad in the back of Tennessee magazine, a one line blurb about the civil war dinner theater in whitwell..and... More 

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