Buttonwillow Civil War Theater

Buttonwillow Civil War Theater in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., specializes in bringing to life the complexities of the American Civil War, which was fought between the Union and the Confederacy from 1861 to 1865. The theater’s two-person play, “Granddaddy’s Watch,” is the story of a brother and sister from East Tennessee who meet on the battlefield in 1864. He is a diehard Unionist, a West Point graduate and career officer of 31 years. His sister is a Confederate sympathizer who is secretly running medicine to their cousins across the line.

“Granddaddy’s Watch” is a study in culture and society, as well as an effort to tell the real story of the Civil War. The family-friendly production – based on actual events gleaned from hundreds of diaries and memoirs - is best-suited for fourth-grade students and older.

Buttonwillow Civil War Theate is open year-round  All seats are reserved. Call 423-309-1667 for show times and rates.


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Seasons Open

The theater is open year-round.

Hours Open

Shows daily


Reservations required. Call 423-309-1667 for show times and rates.

ADA Accessibility Notes

The theater is ADA accessible.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are not allowed at the theater.

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