On March 15, 1781. the largest, most hotly-contested battle of the Revolutionary War's Southern Campaign was fought at the small North Carolina backcounty hamlet of Guilford Courthouse.
We are the stewards of Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, honoring the memory of those who fought and died here. We strive to educate present and future generations about the Battle of Guilford Courthouse and the American Revolution. We are dedicated to the preservation of natural and cultural resources and the safety of all who visit and serve here. 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
I love this National Military Park that is operated by the National Park Service. They do a great job with grounds, cleaning, and interpretation. So great to have close by a city. more »
Although this site is a must visit for history buffs, there are lots of reasons to visit Guilford County Courthouse. The grounds are extensive and the visitors’ center provides an excellent overview..... 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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