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“An amazing retelling of little-known Civil War facts.”

Buttonwillow Civil War Dinner Theater
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Whitwell
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: We offer a unique step back into America's past, complete with period meal and a moving drama. Our audiences are surrounded by an authentic Civil War performance hall, complete with accurate costuming, music and genuine Civil War history. We are Christian-based and family friendly. We reveal facts long-lost in our books. We hold nothing back as we peel back the years of edited history. This program is written for those who slept through history class...and will challenge the serious historian.
Reviewed June 27, 2012

It's true! The victors write the history books. We are Civil War history buffs, and had an opportunity to spend a day in Chattanooga. We looked to see what Civil War places we could visit and stumbled on this dinner theater. What a blessing to have gone!
This out-of-the-way dinner theater served wonderful home-cooked food, and gave us an abundance of Civil War history in a very entertaining way. We "Northerners" got a history lesson in things that you won't see in the usual history books. We were sure to fact-check some of the things we were told, and came away amazed at the re-call the owner has for history. PLEASE make this a place to visit in your bucket list - you won't be disappointed.

Thank Bonnie B
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Reviewed June 16, 2012

Things I never knew about the Civil War and what a great way to learn them. Most interesting history lesson I had in a long time.

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Reviewed May 2, 2012 via mobile

This is an attraction every visitor to Chattanooga should include. Its a short scenic drive and the food abundant and good. The owners put on a thought provoking history lesson full of laughs and details you'll be glad to learn.

1  Thank Kytraveling
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Reviewed February 16, 2012

Professional actors take the audience back in time to a critical time in our past.

2  Thank tenntraveller70
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Reviewed November 4, 2011

Whitwell, TN, a small town about 40 minutes from Chattanooga, has a terrific civil war dinner theater in a former Methodist church. Steve & Allison Gipson serve delicious food and then they give a great performance of an entertaining tale about Granddaddy's Watch set in Civil War time. If history in school had been presented the way the Gipsons do it, it would have been my favorite subject. I am certainly glad someone told us about this place and would highly recommend it to others. Reservations are required. 423-658-7478

5  Thank 65traveler65
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