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Buttonwillow Civil War Dinner Theater

1060 Main Street, Whitwell, TN 37397-5055
+1 423-309-1667
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Like stepping back in time

Used to go there a lot. The play is very enjoyable, and at the time we saw it, was interactive... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Yvette G
Whitwell, Tennessee
Educational/Entertainment Live Show

Great show, food is excellent too. Food was served in an old church building. A basically one man... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Trenton, Ga
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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.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average0%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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1060 Main Street, Whitwell, TN 37397-5055
+1 423-309-1667
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 5 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
Reviewed 21 July 2016

This is my 5th time to travel to Buttonwillow and bring a group. The food cooked from recipes of Varina Davis was Wonderful. The play is entertaining and well researched. I loved the audience participation. I went from belly laughing to having tears in my...More

3  Thank Sherry C
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Before you attend you should be aware of the program and its purpose. It is basically a two man show, not really a play,providing a platform to present the "Lost Cause" narrative of the civil war.He cleverly costumes himself as a union officer to present...More

2  Thank Bjims67
JeffersonDavis1861, Owner at Buttonwillow Civil War Dinner Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2016

Rest assured that our research is first source and verifiable. This visitor heard what they came prepared to hear, and not what was revealed. Some of our more progressive customers want no part in hearing the other side of this tragic American affair. The Confederacy...More

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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.