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Averasboro Battlefield

3300 Highway 82, Dunn, NC 28334, USA

This is the site of the 1865 Battle of Averasboro, where the outnumbered and outgunned Confederates of General Hardee's corps delayed the left wing of Gen. W.T. Sherman's army advance north from Fayetteville. The Battle of Averasboro was fought on the 8,000-acre Smithville Plantation along the Cape Fear River, March 15-16, 1865. The delay enabled the relocation of additional Confederates for Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's final offensive of the war at the Battle of Bentonville, fought 25 miles to the north on March 19-21, 1865.


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From I-95 take exit 71. Continue west for 3 miles to intersection with North Carolina Highway 82. Take Highway 82 east for 2 miles. The Averasboro Battlefield Museum is on the right, just past the Lebanon Plantation House.

Visitor Services

Information, handicapped access, gift shop, public rest rooms, museum, picnic pavilion.

Regular Events

March, annual anniversary reenactment or living history and periodic demonstrations; call for more information. October: Annual Bob Bryan/ Averasboro Battlefield Museum Golf Tournament.

Plan Your Visit

Admission Fee

Free; donations welcome


Battlefield site, Daily: Sunrise to sunset; Museum, Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M., Sunday: 1:00 P.M.-4:00 P.M.



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