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Averasboro Civil War Battlefield and Museum

Historic markers outline the events of the March 1865 military action, the prelude to Bentonville. The property highlights Lebanon, a plantation home used as a Confederate Hospital and the Chicora Cemetery where the battle’s dead are buried. The museum outlines the conflicts and contains artifacts from the battle found on the battlefield as well as period uniforms, a diorama and more. Annual living history events and reenactments are held at the site.

NC 82, Exit 71, I-95
(910) 891-5019
www.averasboro.com
Open Tuesday-Saturdays 10-5, Sundays 1-5.
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Coats Cotton Museum

Built adjacent to the Coats History Museum, the history of cotton is told from the seed to its implementation in material. Unique with its restored machinery see how our ancestors lived and worked on the farm. Can be opened for Group Tours.

Corner of Hwy 55 (McKinley Street) and Jackson Street, Coats
(910) 897-5611 or (910) 897-8352
www.coatsmuseum.com
Open each Sunday from 2 pm – 5pm.
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Coats History Museum

The museum was a two-room school converted into a museum. One room features local genealogies and family artifacts of J. Thomas Coats, local history books, antiques, and more. The second room features rotating displays (Christmas past, military, local artisans and international). Can be opened for Group Tours.

Corner of Hwy 55 (McKinley Street) and Jackson Street, Coats
(910) 897-5611 or (910) 897-8352
www.coatsmuseum.com
Open each Sunday from 2 pm – 5pm.
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East Coast Classic Cars

Browse through over 100 Classic Cars in a 35,000 sq ft showroom. Classic, Antique, and Muscle cars on display.

Hwy 421, Lillington
(910) 893-2484
www.ecoastcc.com
Monday – Friday from 9 am until 5 pm and on Saturday from 9 am until 2pm.
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Erwin History Room

Artifacts collected and relating to the old Averasboro, Duke, and early Erwin community. Hear stories of the Timber Rafters who created the Ghost Town of Averasboro and how a textile empire grew in Duke, now Erwin.

110 W. F Street , Erwin
(910) 897-7300
www.visitnc.com

Open to the public Sunday through Wednesday from 2pm-4pm and is free to the public.
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General William C. Lee Airborne Museum

Home of Dunn native Maj. Gen. William C. Lee, known as the “Father of the US Army Airborne,” who helped develop its concepts and organization. The museum, an early 20th Century neoclassical three-story Revival house, tells Gen. Lee’s life story as well as the story of the early years of the US Army Airborne, and the use of glider planes during WWII. Group tours available.

209 W. Divine Street, Dunn
(910) 892-1947
www.generalleeairbornemuseum.org
Monday-Friday 8:30-5pm, Saturday 11am-4pm, and closed Sunday.
Admission is Free
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Gourd Museum

Hundreds of gourds from all over the world are on display within the Town of Angier’s Library.

28 N Raleigh St, Angier
(919) 639-2071
www.angier.org

Tours by appointment.
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Hammerstone Scout Museum

Located nine miles west of Lillington, less than 10 minutes from Raven Rock State Park. The museum takes you back almost 100 years to the very roots of the Scouting movement. Contains memorabilia of Scouting pioneers and heroes.

Leaflet Church Road, Lillington
(910) 814-2955. 2210
www.hammerstonescoutmuseum.org
Open to the public by appointment only.
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Harnett County Indian Museum

Rustic museum includes a craft shop, artifact display, and a log cabin that shows how pioneers lived. The museum was built by a collector to preserve the memory of the Harnett County Indian villages which once thrived along the Cape Fear River.

US 401N, Kipling
(919) 552-2336
www.visitnc.com

Open to the public by appointment only.
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Historic Summerville Presbyterian Church

The church was charted in 1811 and built in 1845-46 and is maintained in its original architectural design without alterations. The adjoining cemetery contains the grave of a mysterious stranger found dead on the steps of the church. Since that time the church doors have never been locked.

Off US 421, three miles SW of Lillington
(910) 893-3571 (Lillington Chamber of Commerce)
www.visitnc.com
Open to the public.
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Old Bluff Church

Near the Averasboro Battlefield, the church was formed in 1758. James Campbell, the first minister, was from Pennsylvania. The church discontinued activity in 1921, but is still home to an annual homecoming held the 4th Sunday in September.

Located off NC 82 near Averasboro Battlefield
(910) 892-3282
www.bluffpc.org
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The Campbell House

The home place of James Archibald Campbell, founder of Campbell University, was built in 1890 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The home is used as a community meeting place and reception hall. Can seat 50 to a sit-down dinner and can hold up to 200 for a standing reception.

US 421 Buies Creek
(910) 893-3132 (Catherine King)
www.visitnc.com

Group tours by appointment only
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The Howard House

A Neoclassical Revival house with a full-height portico was built in 1908 – 1909 as an exact replica of the North Carolina building at the Jamestown Tri-centennial Exposition in Jamestown, VA. The home is on the National Register of Historic places and maintained by the Dunn Woman’s Club.

402 S. Layton Avenue in Dunn’s historic section.
(910) 892-5453
www.howardhousenc.com

For group tours, contact Mary Pope
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Oak Grove Plantation House

Privately owned, Oak Grove Plantation is a beautiful 3 story home was taken over as a Union Hospital. A make shift operating room was set up in the main parlor, where many young men lost a limb or two and even their lives. The house was under severe attack which is evidenced by the bullet and canon ball holes still visible after 150 years. The new owners invite you to take a tour, sit down, share a meal, and stroll back through time. If you like Civil War history you will fall in love with Oak Grove.

8640 Burnett Rd., Godwin
(910) 489-2907
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Pentecostal Church Movement

Visit the site where the “Pentecostal Church Movement” began in the South.

Two blocks south of Highway 421 on N. Wilson Street, Dunn

 
 
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