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Averasboro Battlefield & Museum

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Address: 3300 Hwy 82, Dunn, NC 28334-6571
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+1 910-891-5019
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 13:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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A Civil War battlefield that has remained nearly untouched since the war.

A Civil War battlefield that has remained nearly untouched since the war.

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Pretty small

There's a big idea here but I would come during a re-enactment weekend or something. Quick 3 minute video and then artifacts from civil war era--not just civil war here.

Reviewed 27 July 2016
Rachael M
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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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447 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 329 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Learning of a Civil War museum commemorating a dustup between Union and Confederate troops referred to as the Battle of Averasboro, Ben and Mrs Too detoured briefly to take in this commemoration of a relatively small and unimportant skirmish. Unimportant on the grand scale perhaps, but certainly not to the 1,400 some casualties, (about evenly divided between blue and grey),... More 

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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Averasboro was a small battle staged against General Sherman during the Civil War. This is an excellent stop for the history buff and school field trips to learn about Sherman's March and the life of the people it affected.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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56 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Not really much to see here. They do have a nice gift shop with a good selection of Civil War items, books etc. Worth an hour or so.

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Thank ColoradoEngineer
Charleston, South Carolina
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305 reviews
164 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Close to the highway and well worth the stop. Small museum with lots of Civil War relics and a gift shop with a good selection of revlevant books and the typical souvenirs. This is a volunteer operated attraction of a small skirmish that was a prelude to the much larger Battle of Bentonville. There is a walking tour as well... More 

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Thank John K
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16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

There's a big idea here but I would come during a re-enactment weekend or something. Quick 3 minute video and then artifacts from civil war era--not just civil war here.

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Thank Rachael M
Arkansas
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17 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Easy find just off I-95 north of Fayetteville; small battle, excellent museum and very nice folks greeting you. Good driving map takes you to six pull-ins with informative boards. Very quite and rural area, well worth visiting and an easy connection with the larger Bentonville battle site north and other side of I-95.

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Thank _wrowlanda
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Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

We were not expecting as much info and artifacts compared to what was at this museum! Great stop while travelling down 95 and clean restrooms to boot. Free to enter but would have gladly paid to see all this place had to offer. Donations are accepted and historians on site who are very knowledgeable! Definitely worth the stop and we... More 

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Thank Alise L
Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Spend some time looking at relics from the civil war and get a history lesson from the historian on duty. They shared plenty of local facts about the battlefields and area homes. Look for the many bullets, confederate money,cannonballs,belt buckels and guns. Worth the stop. Clean bathrooms and gift shop.

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Thank WEGOTTOGETAWAY
Hagerstown, Maryland
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671 reviews
242 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016

This is a tiny battlefield but it certainly packs a punch!!! It won't take long to tour the visitor center and the battlefield, but it is worth the visit!!!!!!! The museum has some neat artifacts. They have some neat monuments. The Cemetery is sobering and well maintained. The period slave cabin is neat! Definitely a must see if in the... More 

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Apex, North Carolina, United States
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016

It is definitely not worth a special trip. It is a TINY museum, nothing to see outdoors really. A cemetery walking distance and was over. Now, if you are driving towards Fayeteville and or you are planning on going to Bentoville Battlefield, then does not hurt to drive. If you are a bullet admirer you may enjoy. They have different... More 

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