Moore's Creek National Battlefield, Currie

#25 of 59 in Historic Sites in North Carolina Coast
Must see · Battlefield · Tourist Spot
Moores Creek National Battlefield is a battlefield managed by the U.S. National Park Service. The park commemorates the 1776 victory of a thousand patriots over about eight hundred loyalists at Moore's Creek. The battle dashed the hopes of British provincial governor Josiah Martin for regaining control of North Carolina for the Crown. The loyalist defeat simultaneously ended British plans for an invasionary force to land in Brunswick Town. The Second Continental Congress voted to declare independence from the British on July 4, 1776, shortly after the battle; which took place in the Wilmington area near Currie in Pender County in southeastern North Carolina. The national military park was established on June 2, 1926, and was redesignated as a national battlefield on September 8, 1980.

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  • Just a small field and bridge and trail. Just a negligible skirmish of a few hundred Patriots and Loyalists. Just the sort of unheralded but crucially important little battles that linked to become.....  more »
  • We took our dog for a hike at Moores Creek National Battlefield. The park commemorates the Battle of Moores Creek, a pivotal patriot victory over British loyalists just prior to the start of the...  more »
  • Great small park. Free to visit like most national battlefields. There are plenty of trails to walk and see the sites of the Moores Creek battle. The welcome center also shows a short film teaching about the battle and its importance to our nation. Well worth a visit!
  • Jason at the visitor center was a great guide ~ provided a lot of historical information on the events that took place! The trail is super easy to walk, full of informative posters, lovely monuments, and beautiful scenery. There is also a picnic area that's peaceful and quiet for those who bring something to eat. The bathrooms were very clean. This is a great place to visit!

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