Historical

Alamance Battleground State Historic Site

Alamance Battleground State Historic Site

Address: 5803 South NC 62, Burlington, NC Phone: (336) 227-4785 Website: www.alamancebattleground.org Hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 9am-5pm- call for updates Admission: Free, donations appreciated.

Alamance Battleground is the site where Royal Governor William Tryon led the NC militia against the Regulators in battle on May 16, 1771. Located on the grounds is the Allen House, a log dwelling characteristic of those lived in by frontier people on the western fringes of the colony. The Allen house was constructed around 1780 and was donated by descendants of the family, restored and refurbished with its original furnishings.  Meeting space available.

 

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EVENTS

Breeches Workshop with Neal Hurst

Alamance Battleground will be hosting a workshop for fitting and constructing 18th century breeches, led by Neal Hurst, Associate Curator of Costume and Textiles at Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Cost of this workshop will be $240, and will include lunch on Saturday and Sunday. Space in this workshop is limited to 15. This workshop is recommended for those with advanced sewing skills, experience constructing 18th century garments, and familiarity with hand sewing techniques. More details to follow. For questions or to reserve a spot.
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January 19, 2018
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January 21, 2018
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1-4pm
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Mapping the Backcountry: Surveying and Regulator Land Disputes

Learn about the 18th century techniques for surveying land, and how land disputes played a critical role in the Regulator movement. Living historians will recreate a backcountry surveying party throughout the day, and Orange County Register of Deeds Mark Chilton will present on his research into the Regulator movement as a real estate dispute.
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March 31, 2018
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March 31, 2018
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10am-4pm
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Battle of Alamance 246th Anniversary

Experience North Carolina's internal power struggle on the eve of revolution! On May 16, 1771, a group of rebellious backcountry farmers who called themselves "Regulators" met the loyalist militia of Governor William Tryon in open battle. "Fight for the Backcountry" will feature a recreation of the Battle of Alamance, and will explore life in the backcountry in the early 1770s, as the American colonies stood on the brink of revolution.
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May 19, 2018
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May 20, 2018
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Saturday: 10am-4pm; Sunday: 10am-3pm
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To Guard the Court: The NC Militia Muster of 1768

In the fall of 1768, Governor Tryon called out North Carolina's militia to muster and protect the Orange County Superior Court, after threats made by Regulators nearly stopped the court from holding its session. This expedition to subdue the Regulator movement ended without bloodshed, but became a precursor to Tryon's second expedition in 1771, resulting in the Battle of Alamance. Militia drill, firing demonstrations, and equipment talks will be held throughout the day. This event is FREE, and will be held in conjunction with Alamance Battleground's "descendants gathering", marking 250 years since the pivotal events of 1768.
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October 18, 2018
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October 18, 2018
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10am-4pm
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