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“Small battlefield provides insight.”

Alamance Battleground State Historic Site
Ranked #3 of 28 things to do in Burlington
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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. The road upon which the "armies" advanced toward one another is still there, although buried under a 2-lane paved road, and runs approximately through the middle of the battleground. Blue and red flags on the battlefield mark the locations of the two "armies" as they faced each other, allowing the visitor to better grasp the formations and distances involved.

The Allen House gives visitors a glimpse into the way of life on the frontier in the 18th century, and occasional encampments, such as the one taking place while we were there (thanks, Chris and Lisa) give a look at militia life during the Revolutionary War period.

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Reviewed June 13, 2012

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

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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 to update that, but everything else was pretty neat to see and experience. Did I mention the kids seem to LOVE the cannons??? :)

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Reviewed February 3, 2012

this is from the REVOLUTIONARY war, so unless your history goes WAY back or you're WAY patriotic, there's little reason to visit. there is a museum of 'stuff' to look at, and friendly docents provide information, but if you're in to civil war stuff ... this is not going to interest you.

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Reviewed January 2, 2012

Information well posted, pleasant walk for short or longer visit

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