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Very Interesting Part of History

This is a beautiful place with a very interesting story. The person giving the guided tour of the... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
Idaho Falls, Idaho
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We live an hour away from this location and live doing day trips with picnics. This trip to the... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2018
Sandra A
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In the summer and spring, bright flowers surround this white plantation house whose name comes from its location on a horseshoe bend in the The Deep River. The house (ca. 1770) Was first owned by Philip Alston, whose band of Whigs was attacked in...more
288 Alston House Road, Deep River, NC
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

This is a beautiful place with a very interesting story. The person giving the guided tour of the house told us all about the house and the story of how it was part of a Revolutionary War skirmish. The house is well preserved including the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

We live an hour away from this location and live doing day trips with picnics. This trip to the House in the Horseshoe is perfect for getting out and taking in some local NC history. This is a Revolutionary home steeped in history and beautifully...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Sandra A
Reviewed 29 June 2018

The House in the Horseshoe is a very interesting site! I love that it's still out in the middle of nowhere (although not a far drive from RTP area), because you really get a sense of the way it must have been here in the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

The annual reenactment is a well done, great for both adults and kids. The displays, food, and reenactors were great. The afternoon event, walk and learning activities last 2 to 3 hours. A must see for all North Carolinian's; provides a wonderful understanding of central...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Daniel C
Reviewed 16 March 2018

The descriptively-named House in the Horseshoe is pleasantly situated in a bend of the Deep River in the heart of the North Carolina piedmont, about ten miles north of Carthage, the county seat of Moore County. Also known as the Alston House, this state historic...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

This hidden jewel is well worth the trip. The museum, signage, house and grounds are self explanatory, but the costumed guides made history very real. The location itself is lovely and a very good feeling place to simply be, have a picnic, and breathe the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank mbc20
Reviewed 3 April 2017

My grandparent's family is from the area--I was at the very first reenactment back in the 70's and it was awesome. Since it's held close to my birthday it was always a fun treat to go see the reenactment on a hot summer night---so well...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank cammci
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Beautiful setting and easy to imagine what life might have been like on this piece of land back during the Revolutionary War. The soybean fields around the entrance to the property were drying out in advance of being harvested and it was interesting to see...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank lcb5310
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Amazing a battle took place here in the middle of nowhere . Yes the bullet holes dot the house but it still stands for more than 240 years. The tour is great..and free..The guide has been here for 13 years. If you like revolutionary war...More

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank Nick P
Reviewed 13 January 2016

I have been here several times with my boys, mostly the weekend when they reenact the skirmish. The volunteers are great, the demonstrations are intriguing. A great slice of history. We live in Sanford so this is close.

Date of experience: February 2015
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21 April 2017|
Response from Sandra A |
They’re open from 9-5 Tuesday through Friday and Saturday 9-2. It is an awesome area. Very beautiful.