House in the Horseshoe

Visit House in the Horseshoe

In spring and summer, bright flowers surround this plantation house named for its location on a horseshoe bend in the Deep River. The house (ca. 1770) was owned by Philip Alston, whose band of colonists seeking independence from Britain was attacked here in 1781 during the American Revolution by British loyalists led by David Fanning. Later, four-term governor Benjamin Williams lived in the house, which now features antiques of the colonial and Revolutionary War eras.

Plan Your Visit

 

Location and Hours

House in the Horseshoe
288 Alston House Rd.
Sanford, N.C. 27330

Hours
Tuesday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Sunday, Monday, and most major holidays
Admission is free

Contact
910-947-2051
horseshoe@ncdcr.gov

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