Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, at 2332 New Garden Road in Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, commemorates the Battle of Guilford Court House, fought on March 15, 1781. This battle opened the campaign that led to American victory in the Revolutionary War. The loss by the British in this battle contributed to their surrender at Yorktown seven months later. The battlefield is preserved as a National Military Park and operated by the National Park Service (NPS). Based on research of historical evidence, the interpretation of the battle has changed since the late 20th century, which will affect the placement of monuments and markers.To visit Guilford Courthouse National Military Park and get the most from your holiday in Greensboro, create itinerary details personal to you using our Greensboro trip planner.
Guilford Courthouse National Military Park reviews
With Covid implementations in place the park rangers have a station set up outside of the museums for a map of the driving/walking tour and to answer questions. The museum is open but limited for... more »
If you have the time, this is a nice place to visit. We didn't have a lot of time to spend there and I wish we would have. There is plenty of walking space, and the history is interesting! It was a... more »
The city of Greensboro is named after Revolutionary War General Nathaniel Greene, who, in March of 1780, fought British General Cornwallis and his troops to a draw, at the location of the present battlefield park. My wife and I frequent this park to run and walk during all seasons of the year. This park has a loop roadway approximately two miles long, with stops along the way describing the battle. You can even tune your radio to have your visit narrated. There are numerous paved trails that split off from the various stops, as well as many interesting monuments throughout the park. My favorite is the huge statue of General Greene on his horse near the entrance to the park. The park is heavily wooded, offering shade and beautiful fall color. There is a park office, gift shop and museum with ample parking. The museum offers a free movie about the battle. There is no charge for visiting the park. This is the only Federal National Park (Military Park) in Greensboro, and it is truly a one of a kind gem for Greensboro.
So far we've only spent an hour at this great site, but we plan on returning very soon. From a Revolutionary War point of view the area has some pretty significant history, and should interest even people with only a minimal interest in America's breaking away from England. In addition to looking around we watched a 30 minute live action film while there which was very enlightening and moved along at a good pace - wasn't boring or stodgy at all. They also have an outstanding museum inside the visitor's center with many great artifacts such as muskets, swords, pistols, uniforms, and everyday objects from the time period. Definitely worth a look if you're gonna be in the area. :)
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