Alamance Battleground

Colonial Period – Revolutionary War

Here in 1771, an armed rebellion of backcountry farmers called Regulators battled with royal governor William Tryon's militia. The spark for this conflict was growing resentment in the Carolina colony against the taxes, dishonest sheriffs, and illegal fees imposed by the British Crown. In response, the Regulators were formed and began to fight back. Though the rebellion was crushed, a few years later their tactics became a model for the colonists fighting the British in the American Revolutionary War.

Read the complete overview.

Located on the grounds of the site is the Allen House, a log dwelling characteristic of those lived in by frontier people on the western fringes of the colony in this period.

A brief article on colonial North Carolina history entitled, "Voices from the Past" is available on-line from UNC-TV.

Resources

Reenactor Resources

Alamance Battleground will commemorate the 245th anniversary of the Battle of Alamance with "Fight for the Backcounty", a reenactment featuring 18th century soldiers and artillery recreating the battle between Tryon's militia and the Regulators on the original battlefield. Impression guidelines and registration information can be found below.

Alamance Battleground

Upcoming Events

  • October 13:
    Descendants Gathering:
    "Liberty to make our Grievances Known"

    Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm
    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 the Allen family will exchange stories and share genealogy research pertaining to the 1771 Battle of Alamance. There will be guest speakers, book signings, living history, and a militia muster marking 250 years since the crucial events of 1768. This event is free, and open to the public.


  • Stay tuned for upcoming events . . .


View NC DNCR Upcoming Events Calendar

Alamance Battleground Information

Contact Us

Alamance Battleground
5803 N.C. 62 S
Burlington, N.C. 27215
Phone: (336) 227-4785
Email: alamance@ncdcr.gov

Hours of Operation

Tuesday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Guided Tours: 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm.
Closed Sundays, and Mondays.
Admission is free . . . donations are welcomed and appreciated.


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