All Welcome

The Sandhills Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) invites all to join us for a day of living history and a patriotic ceremony to honor the 242nd Anniversary of the attack at The Historic Alston House or “The House in the Horseshoe”. The Alston House is located at 288 Alston House Rd in Glendon, NC 27330. The Patriotic ceremony starts a 10:00 AM with members of the Sandhills SAR Chapter, the North Carolina State SAR Society Color Guard, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) chapters, and participation from other patriotic associations.

The event will include a firelock rifle demonstration, many scheduled displays and demonstrations of 18th Century life, historical displays, living Revolutionary War Era encampment, extensive 18thCentury firearms and weapons display, period medical treatments,  as well as many other interesting displays and presentations throughout the day. Food Trucks and refreshments will be available.

Gates Open to the Public at 9am

The 1781 Battle Reenactment will take place 2:00 PM

288 Alston House Rd, Sanford, NC 2733

The Reenactment Battle highlights the struggles and events between the Tory and Whig families in the back country as the Revolutionary War engulfed North Carolina. For more information, please visit;, and, also please contact The Alston House at (910) 947-2051

Site and SAR Schedule of Events

09:00 – Site Opens to the Public

10:00- Wreath Laying Ceremony- Sandhills Chapter Sons of the American Revolution

11:30- Militia Demonstration

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

12:30 – Sandhills SAR Chapter Equipment Teardown and Recovery

1:00 – Sandhills SAR Chapter Released

2:00- Battle Reenactment at the Alston House

4:00- Site Event Concludes

Food Trucks:

Kona Ice- Snow cones

El Chicano- Hamburgers, hot dogs, tacos

Wildfire Pizza – Pizza