The Hoskins farmstead served as a staging area for British troops during the battle. There is the Hoskins house, a reconstructed kitchen, a barn and a blacksmith shop on site. The farmstead also has a kitchen garden and several plots of field crops, all representative of an 18th Century farm. Today, only 7.5 acres of the original 150-acre farmstead is still intact.
The Hoskins house was built on this property in 1811-1813. The Hoskins family owned the land from 1778 to 1925.
Did You Know?
The British considered themselves to be the victors at Guilford Court House. However, they lost more than one-quarter of their army as casualties. Of the 1,900 redcoats, 532 were killed, wounded, captured or missing. The “defeated” American army lost 264 men out of a force of about 4,500.