The Battle of Guilford Courthouse. Thursday, March 15, 1781.
"I never saw such fighting since God made me. The Americans fought like demons"
-Lt. General Charles, Earl Cornwallis
The largest, most hotly-contested battle of the Revolutionary War's Southern Campaign was fought at the small North Carolina backcountry hamlet of Guilford Courthouse. The battle proved to be the highwater mark of British military operations in the Revolutionary War.
The Revolutionary War Battle of Guilford Courthouse was fought on March 15, 1781.Read More
Major General Nathanael Greene, commander of the American forces at Guilford Courthouse.Read More
Lord Charles Cornwallis
Lt. General Charles, Earl Cornwallis, commander of British forces at Guilford Courthouse.Read More
Online Museum Exhibits
Prior to your visit, feel free to discover some of our museum collection by visiting our online museum exhibits.Read More
Did You Know?
The third of North Carolina's signers of the Declaration of Independence, Joseph Hewes, died in Philadelphia in 1779 and was buried in Christ’s Church Yard. In the 1890’s when his remains were being sought, the park’s founders were told the actual site of his grave was unmarked.