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Buttonwillow Civil War Dinner Theater

1060 Main Street, Whitwell, TN 37397-5055
+1 423-309-1667
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Awesome History!

Delicious food! Great Experience! Our three kids loved the dinner theater and the entire... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Cody G
Worth the drive to Buttonwillow!

This show was an amazing experience! There was humor and some facts that we didn't know about. Got... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Tina K
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We offer a unique step back into America's past, complete with period meal and a moving drama. Our audiences are surrounded by an authentic Civil War performance hall, complete with accurate costuming, music and genuine Civil War history. We are Christian-based and family friendly. We reveal facts long-lost in our books. We hold nothing back as we peel back the years of edited history. This program is written for those who slept through history class...and will challenge the serious historian.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good12%
  • Average0%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“pre show” (5 reviews)
“old church” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:45 - 09:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
1060 Main Street, Whitwell, TN 37397-5055
+1 423-309-1667
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Delicious food! Great Experience! Our three kids loved the dinner theater and the entire experience! The staff is very kind and it was like going back in time as we learned lots of history and scored some custom cool stuff in gift shop. A great...More

Thank Cody G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This show was an amazing experience! There was humor and some facts that we didn't know about. Got a ton of food too. Very worth it for the price! Definitely recommend.

Thank Tina K
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Used to go there a lot. The play is very enjoyable, and at the time we saw it, was interactive, blending history & drama with just the right touch of comedy. Wish they were still doing the Christmas ball and the Sunday lunch. The owner...More

Thank Yvette G
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Great show, food is excellent too. Food was served in an old church building. A basically one man live show in period costumes and sets on the subject of the Civil War from the southern perspective. Very well done. Gift shop and conversation with the...More

1  Thank HaveQuiltWillTravel
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed everything about our experience at Buttonwillow. Our group of 13 ranged in age from 7 to 70, and it was enjoyed by all. The food was true Southern style and delicious. The show was very informative and entertaining. We laughed and were truly...More

2  Thank StacieTravels
Reviewed 2 December 2016

It was amazing the place is such a beautiful little church they converted the food was delicious and you get a lot of food it was soooo good. The acting was just the best wonderful friendly staff and I learned so much that I could...More

2  Thank brandy808
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Our USS Hank reunion group dined at this venue for the first time. Dinner consisted of chicken breast (huge), stuffing, carrots and green beans followed by blackberry cobbler. Everything was delicious. Plenty of food and drinks during the evening. The civil war presentation, while very...More

2  Thank Sam N
Reviewed 18 August 2016

After arriving we were greeted with a big welcome. Excellent seating and a wonderful meal. The best chicken that I have eaten ever. Plenty of good, well prepared food. The presentation was lively, informative and wonderfully presented. Couldn't ask for better presentation by two people...More

3  Thank Bennie and Moni... C
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have made several visits to Buttonwillow Dinner Theatre in Whitwell, TN. We have learned more about the history of The War Between the States or Civil War (whichever you prefer to call it) than we ever thought possible. To learn of...More

2  Thank Linda R
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We have visited Buttonwillow several times, and each visit is thoroughly enjoyed! Authentic meal of the period. Delicious and plentiful. The theatre production is very educational and well researched for authenticity of facts. I have absorbed more Civil War history here than I did during...More

3  Thank justmaryk
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Sahana S
30 December 2015|
Response from jdaquarles |
Their website says vegetarian meals are available with advance notice. Reservations are required, so I assume you would make that request when you make your reservations.