Revolutionary War North Carolina Tourism and Travel Information
Alamance Battleground occurred in 1771. It was an armed rebellion of NC regulators angered over British injustice and taxes and was crushed by Royal Governor Willliam Tryon. The rebellion was a few years prior to the American Revolution. The site has an old log cabin that was typical of dwellings of this era.
Bath is the oldest town in NC. Sites include the Palmer House built in 1751 and St. Thomas Episcopal Church early 1701. Both historic buildings pre-date the Revolutionary War.
Edenton is famous for the Edenton Tea Party where a group of ladies rebelled against Britain's tea tax. It is the home of one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence and also the home of one of the signers of the Constitution.
Charlotte - Lord Cornwall nicknamed the area the Hornets Nest because of the strong pocket of resistance. Sites include the Hezekiah Alexander Home, Battle of McIntyre Farm,
Greensboro Sites include Guilford Courthouse Nathional Military Park, Tannenbaum Park, Reenactment of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse at Tannenbaum Park, Hoskins House
Huntersville - sites include the Historic Rural Hill Farm, Torrance Store, Battle of Cowans Ford Monument, Hopewell Presbyterian Church
New Bern - sites include Tryon Palace
Halifax is the location of North Carolina Provincial Congress meeting that declared independence from Britain. Guided tours of historic sites are available.
Kings Mountain was a decisive battle leading to the ultimate victory over the British.
Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail ends in Kings Mountain. The trail is the same trail used by the Overmountain men who rallied to fight at Kings Mountain. Today, the event is commemorated with an annual march. The trail is over 330 miles and goes through 4 states, NC, TN, VA and SC.
Moore's Creek bridge was the site of a battle near Wilmington fought in 1776. Scots Loyalists charged across the bridge and were met with musket fire from the Patriot militia. The outcome was a victory for the Patriots. Those Loyalists not killed or captured, scattered. Today, Moore's Creek National Battlefield has restored earthworks used by the Patriot's militia. The last weekend in February at the site of the battle, there is a annual commemoration. This includes living history encampments, weapon demonstrations and other programs. Guided tours are available for groups.
Sanford - Sites include the House in the Horseshoe,