Wednesday, November 14, 2018

3300 Hwy 82 Dunn, NC 28334
P.O. Box 1811 Dunn, NC 28335

(910) 891-5019

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Located off N.C. 82, three miles east of Erwin, the Battlefield Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 - 4 p.m. The museum is closed on Monday. There is no admission charge to the museum, but donations to maintain the museum and its artifacts are always welcome.

There are many artifacts in the museum to view and study. You may view an 1850 quilt owned by the Smith family, that was used to hide and protect the family silver in the woods during the battle. It rained during the entire battle, and you can still see the water stains on the quilt.

There is a map room in the museum that you can study to see troop positions during certain phases of the battle. A small diarama of the sucessful Federal assault on the first line is there as well as models of each of the plantation houses.

For the avid historian research books, copies of period newspapers, and other printed and preserved materials are available.

Picnic Pavilion

A wonderful addition to the facilities at Averasboro is the covered picnic pavilion, located across the parking lot from the museum at the main entrance to the battlefield. This area is used for events of all kinds - reenactments, living history events, and more.

Gift Shop/Book Store


Lebanon Wood Block

This  wood block print of the famous Lebanon Plantation House is now available through the Averasboro Battlefield Museum Gift Shop.  Only a limited number are available.  The price is $19.95 when purchased in the museum or $25.00 plus shipping and handling when ordered by telephone.

To order by telephone, call (910) 891-5019.





Civil War/Blue Grass CD

CD CoverRussell Johnson (standing) with Barney RogersNorth Carolina songwriters Barney Rogers and The Grass Cats’ Russell Johnson collaborate on a CD of original songs inspired by the people, places and events of the American Civil War. 

As the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War approaches, New Time Records will release the Rogers and Johnson CD When the Bands Played. This unique collection of original songs was inspired by the people places and events of America‘s greatest tragedy and triumph. Dynamic vocals, distinctive melodies, creative arrangements and their solid performances capture the emotion, passion and spirit of the men who fought and the families that were left behind. From the selfless sacrifices of six brothers joining the Confederacy in The Tatham Boys and the lonesome melancholy experienced in When the Bands Played to the anticipation of the wearied veteran returning home in Heading South, Rogers and Johnson relate in song the hardships and hopes of this desperate time.


Commemorative Bowie KnifeCommemorative Bowie Knife

The first commemorative piece issued in 43 years for the Battle of Averasboro, a Bowie knife, is now available for purchase at the Averasboro Battlefield Museum. The knife features two scenes engraved into the blade of the knife, one on each side of the knife. One of the scenes is of the first line at the Battle of Averasboro. The second scene is an Arsenal scene in Fayetteville, NC. Each knife is individually numbered and a maximum of 500 of the knives will be produced. The knife is made by the infamous CASE Cutlery Company, well-known maker of fine knives. Mr. Richard Carr, owner of Carr Hardware Company, in Dunn, NC, was instrumental in the project and helped immensely in bringing this project forward. The knives make excellent gifts and should become a treasured heirloom passed down through families for ages.

The cost of the knife is $250 plus NC sales tax. For additional cost, a stand and case may be purchased to display the knife. Those wishing to obtain a low-numbered knife should purchase one at the Averasboro Museum in the near future.

BOWIE KNIFE Averasboro 1st line scene 2

BOWIE KNIFE Fayetteville NC arsenal scene 3