Friday, May 19      
9 A.M. – 12 P.M.
Homeschool Day

Alamance Battleground will host it’s first annual homeschool day on Friday, May 19, from 9 A.M. until 12 P.M.  Colonial life comes alive as historical interpreters demonstrate such skills as period cooking, musket firing, and blacksmithing.  Cannon firing will take place at noon.
Admission is $2 per child and registration is required.

Thursday, May 18, 2017 – 6:30 PM
“The Regulation as Real Estate Dispute: A Colonial Struggle for Land Ownership”
with special guest Mark Chilton.  This lecture will be held in conjunction with the 246th anniversary observance of the Battle of Alamance in the visitor center auditorium, Friday evening, May 19th at 6:30 P.M.
Mr. Chilton is currently the Register of Deeds of Orange County, N.C. and formerly served as the mayor of Carrboro.  He is the author of several local history books including the “Land Grant Atlas of Old Orange County.”

Saturday and Sunday May 20th and 21st, 2017
9 A.M. – 4 P.M. daily
Time of the battle is 12:00 P.M.

Fight for the Backcountry: Battle of Alamance Reenactment and Living History

Experience North Carolina’s 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 1770’s, as the American colonies stood on the brink of Revolution.

Reenactors and Participants must register by May 5th! Click Here to Register.

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Monday, June 19th
6 P.M.
Regulator Day Commemoration
Off-site in Hillsborough

A flower laying ceremony to honor the six men who were executed in Hillsborough on 19 June 1771 will take place at the Regulator Marker, located behind the Orange County Board of Education Building at 200 East King Street, Hillsborough, NC.

Google Map to Marker Location.

Saturday, September 30, 2017
10 A.M. – 4 P.M.

Drink Like a Colonial

Explore the beverages of the backcountry at Drink Like a Colonial!  Join us for demonstrations of 18th century beer brewing and cider making, and learn about the origins of some of the country’s favorite drinks!  Program is free and open to the public! For questions please call us at 336-227-4785 or email us at



October 9 – October 13
9 A.M. – 2 P.M. daily
Colonial Living Week 2017

Colonial life comes alive as historical interpreters demonstrate such skills as period cooking, cider-making and blacksmithing.  This five-day long educational program offers social studies teachers one excellent field trip opportunity.  Reservations required, open to the public.  $2 donation per child suggested.