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

Descendants Gathering “Liberty to make our Grievances Known”

Only minor conflict had occurred in the backcountry, until early 1768, when an association of  Regulators was formed.  Join us for a special opportunity to learn more about the people involved in the War of the Regulation. Descendants of Regulators, Militia, and Allen family are invited to exchange stories and share genealogy research pertaining to the 1771 Battle of Alamance.  There will be guest speakers, living history, and a militia muster marking 250 years since the crucial events of 1768. 
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October 13, 2018
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October 13, 2018
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10am4pm
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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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