Alamance Battleground State Historic Site commemorates the May 16, 1771, final battle of the Regulator Movement, also known as the Regulator Insurrection or War of Regulation, which was a rebellion by North Carolinian colonists over issues of taxation and local control. This battle is sometimes considered the opening salvo of the American Revolution.
Today, visitors can visit the 44-acre site to learn more about the battle, the Regulator Movement, and the American Revolution. The visitor center has exhibits, informational movies, and archaeological finds from the site, including a powder horn of Harmon Cox, who fought in the battle. The site also has a 3-pounder cannon, two granite monuments to memorialize those who fought on the site, and a plaque for six men hanged for treason following the Regulator War.