18th Century militia crouch behind a rail fence in front of a two-story Colonial Home

House in the Horseshoe's 242nd Anniversary Battle Reenactment


The annual battle reenactment of the Tory and Whig skirmish at House in the Horseshoe. This one day event will highlight the struggles of the backcountry as the Revolutionary War engulfed North Carolina.

Battle will take place at 2:00. Saturday only.  Activities and 18th Century demonstrations throughout the day. 

$5 parking, cash only. 


*Participation in this event is by invitation only.*


Event Schedule

10:00- Opening Ceremony, Sandhills Chapter SAR

11:30- Militia Demonstration

12:30- Presentation “Beasts of Prey” by William Caldwell

2:00- Battle Reenactment at Alston House

4:00- Event Concludes


18th Century trades, demonstrations, and displays, militia camps, and Alston House tours are available all day. 


Food trucks:

Kona Ice

El Chicano

Wildfire Pizza