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.
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.
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.
5803 N.C. 62 S
Burlington, N.C. 27215
Phone: (336) 227-4785
Tuesday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Sundays, and Mondays. Admission is free, though donations are accepted and welcomed.