This permanent, interpretive exhibit of the Crossing of the Dan River during the Revolutionary War is housed on the top floor of The Prizery which overlooks Boyd's Ferry, original site of the crossing. The exhibit not only describes a local event, but brings together all the little-known significance of the Southern Campaign.
The Crossing of the Dan exhibit opens much like the beginning of the Southern Campaign of the American War for Independence. In the opening scene, General Nathanael Greene instructs his Quartermaster, Lt. Col. Edward Carrington, to explore the Dan and Yadkin Rivers to find an efficient route for transporting supplies to his army in North Carolina. Little did they know that this fateful decision would later save the American war efforts.
The Crossing of the Dan can be described as the beginning of the end for Lt. General Charles Cornwallis' British army. The exhibit for this event is one of the highlights in the history of the Southern Campaign of the Revolutionary War.