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.

What's New

Alamance Battleground

Upcoming Events

  • May 16 - 17:
    Commemoration: Battle of Alamance

    Saturday and Sunday, 10 - 4
    Join us as we commemorate the 244th anniversary of the 1771 Battle of Alamance. Musket and cannon firing demonstrations will be featured along with living history demonstrations and militia encampments. Donations appreciated.


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.
Closed Sundays, and Mondays. Admission is free, though donations are accepted and welcomed.


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