Historic Tourism in Alamance County

Alamance county is filled wish historic sites and museums that represent the true roots of the county : textile mills, farms, battlegrounds, theaters and more. These sites remind and teach us of about the past of the land we are living on. 


1. Alamance Battleground State Historic Site

  • This site commemorates the Battle of Alamance where the British overpowered the frontiersmen of the county. The Allen House where common frontier people lived is also located at this historic site.
  • Location: 5803 S NC Highway 62, Burlington, NC 27215

2. Alamance County Historical Museum

  • This Museum features four period rooms where you can see life from the 19th century. There are other rooms dedicated to artifacts from the Holt family and other areas around Alamance.
  • Location: 4777 NC Highway 62 South, Burlington, NC 27215

3. Alamance County War Memorial

  • This Memorial is dedicated to many soldiers of Alamance County who have died in battle's from the Civil War to the Vietnam War. 
  • Location: 212 W Elm St, Graham, NC 27253

4. Battle of Guilford Courthouse

  • The battle of Guilford Courthouse is commemorated at this location. Various markers from this battle have been set up and it has become a national park.
  • Location: 2332 New Garden Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410

5. Bellemont Mill Village Historic District

  • This district holds the Bellemont Mill where many workers lived. It is also the home of the famous mill owner, Holt.
  • Location:  Bellemont, NC 28012

6. Burlington Historic Depot

  • This popular attraction depicts the history of Burlington on the walls. It includes several murals that are from 1893-1993 to showcase the Burlington area. It also has a large amphitheater.
  • Location: 200 S Main St, Burlington, NC 27215

7. Cedarock Historical Farm

  • This farm exemplifies life in the 19th century in North Carolina. It is also holds one of the oldest buildings standing in the area. This log cabin was from 1830 and the Garrett family resided there. This site contains volunteer opportunities as well.
  • Location: 4242 R Dean Coleman Rd, Burlington, NC 27215

8. Children's Museum of Alamance County

  • This museum, located in Graham North Carolina, has different sections to explore different topics through the museum. These include a Then and Now area, a Science and Adventure section, and most popular, the art room. This is a room filled with different crafts for children to create works of their own. 
  • Location : 217 South Main Street Graham, NC 27253

9. Haw River Historical Association Museum

  • This museum paints a picture of different aspects of historic life around the Haw River area. This includes railroads and both textile and cotton mills. The museum was founded in 1997, and was converted from a one-hundred and fifty year old fire house.
  • Location : 201 East Main Street Haw River, North Carolina 27258

10. Iseley Farms

  • Originally established in 1790, this farm has been growing tobacco for over two hundred years. It is owned and operated by people families living on the land since its inception. This farm pays close attention to using organic fertilizers to maintain the integrity of the land and help out the environment.
  • Location : 2960 Burch Bridge Rd, Burlington, NC 27217

11. Mebane Historical Museum

  • This museum was founded in 2000 by fundraisers from Mebane High School and brings together a large range of historical artifacts spreading across the whole Alamance County region. Cultural events are held every third Monday of the month and volunteering is encouraged. 

  • Location: 209 West Jackson St, Mebane, NC 27302

12. Paramount Theater

  • Originally opened in 1928, this Burlington Theater has remained a staple of Burlington society for the last eighty-five years. Founded by J.R. Qualls, it was originally named the Grand Theater, and is the only remaining cinema out of the original four in the city of Burlington.

  • Location: 128 E. Front St, Burlington, NC 27215

13. Sesquicentennial Park

  • This is a small, brick park in Graham, North Carolina, housing the one-hundred and fifty year old original Alamance County Courthouse Bell. This bell is the only remaining artifact from the original courthouse, which was constructed in 1852 and torn down in 1923.

  • Location: N 36 04.188 W 079 24.041- Graham, NC 27253