Alamance County is full of interesting and fun places to see and experience. Whether it’s for your education, memories, or entertainment, Alamance County has something for you!
You can learn a lot more about the Alamance County area from the Burlington / Alamance County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Although we are providing links for further information, Alamance County neither endorses nor accepts responsibility for the places or websites listed here.
Alamance Battleground State Historic Site
Alamance Battleground is the site of a pre-Revolutionary War battle between farmers and militiamen. It has a filmstrip / slide presentation, a small museum, and an example of an 18th Century Alamance area home. It is located on Highway 62, 6 miles south of Interstate 85/40, Exit 143.
Alamance Historical Museum
A small museum dedicated to the history of Alamance County. It is located on Highway 62, 5 miles south of Interstate 85/40, Exit 143.
Cedarock Park and Historical FarmCedarock Park and Historical Farm is a small historical farm and large, rural park, owned and operated by Alamance County Parks and Recreation. Complete with trails, a waterfall, a fishing lake, and 2 disc golf courses, it is located about 1/2 mile off of Highway 49, about 6 miles south of Interstate 85/40, Exit 145.
Company Shops Depot
The Depot, a souvenir of the railroad days, is located in the central business district and served as the arrival and departure point for those traveling by train. Built in the mid-1800�s, the Depot was the hub of activity during the heyday of rail travel. Moved from its original location adjacent to the railroad tracks to its present site in 1978, it now serves as a meeting place for community groups and a site for special events and outdoor concerts. A pictorial in the activity room contains portraits of notable residents and depicts significant events that occurred in 1893, the City�s date of incorporation, and each of the decades during its first century of existence. Painted by Rodney Moser, the murals were commissioned and presented in 1993.
Dentzel Carousel (aka Menagerie Carousel)
Located at Burlington City Park, off of Church St. (Highway 70) in Burlington, the Dentzel Carousel is a prime example of carousel craftsmanship from the early 1900’s. Recently restored to its original beauty, the carousel delights children and adults alike from Easter to Halloween.
A private university with approximately 4,000 students, recently ranked 15th among 123 Southern Colleges and Universities, Elon University is located to the northwest of Burlington, along Highway 100.
Gallery Players / Paramount Theatre
Recently restored, the Paramount Theatre in Downtown Burlington, NC is the home to the Gallery Players, as well as being Burlington’s and one of Alamance County’s centers for theatre arts.
Alamance County is the home to several beautiful public and private golf courses. We’re also not too far from the sites of the Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic (Forest Oaks) and the 1999 U.S. Open (Pinehurst).
Haw River Historical Museum
A local museum located in Haw River, NC, detailing the history of Alamance County’s oldest community and home to 3 former governors of North Carolina.
Sword of Peace
An outdoor drama located near Snow Camp, NC – in Southern Alamance County, the Sword of Peace tells the story of Quakers during the American Revolution. It is also the site of several other plays during the year, including Pathways to Freedom and an annual summer musical presentation.
Textile Heritage Museum
The mission of the Textile Heritage museum is to preserve and interpret the history of the Southern Textile Industry and the cultural heritage of a Southern mill village with emphasis on Alamance County, North Carolina.
Three College Observatory
Three College Observatory is located approximately 8 miles south of Interstate 85/40. They offer public viewings of the heavens through the largest telescope in North Carolina. For ticket reservations, please visit their website.
Interesting Places Close to Alamance County
Charlotte Hawkins Brown Memorial
A State Historic Site dedicated to the Palmer Memorial Institute, founded by Dr. Charlotte Hawkins Brown, an early 20th-Century agricultural and preparatory African American school.
North Carolina Universities and Colleges
Several of North Carolina’s most prestigious universities and colleges are within an hour of Alamance County, including the Universities of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Greensboro, North Carolina State, North Carolina A&T, Duke University, and many more.
North Carolina Zoological Park
A nationally recognized zoological park, the North Carolina Zoo makes its home in Asheboro, NC. Currently over 500 acres in size, it is the home to many different species of animals in two natural-habitat parks, Africa and North America.
North Carolina’s capital is located about 1 hour’s drive from Alamance County. It is the home to the state’s governor, the legislature, and to the NHL’s 2001-02 Eastern Conference Champions, the Carolina Hurricanes.