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Guilford Courthouse National Military Park Visitor Center


Doyle Sapp, Superintendent, Guilford Courthouse National Military Park

Guilford Courthouse National Military Park Superintendent Doyle Sapp



"We fight, get beat, rise and fight again." With these words in a
letter to General George Washington, Nathanael Greene, commander of
the Southern Army during the American Revolution, epitomized the
violent and bloody struggle for independence during the War's Southern
Campaign -a campaign commemorated in at least five National Park Service sites in the Southeast.
Here at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, we
commemorate and tell the story of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse,
where on March 15th, 1781, General Greene's Continental and militia
forces engaged the Crown forces of Lord Cornwallis in the largest
battle of the campaign.

We welcome you to this special place, a place where the growing idea
of America was bought and paid for with sacrifice and courage. We
invite you to explore this now-peaceful landscape and connect with the
stories and the people who made this place powerful. We offer many
ways to explore. You can plan your visit on our website and social media outlets.
Please come into our Visitor Center and learn about
the battle through our exhibits, our film, the battlefield map
presentation, or through our excellent collection of books and other
materials in our Eastern National sales outlet. Strike out from the
Visitor Center and see the ground that played a significant role in
the outcome of the battle, either on your own or on one of our
scheduled Ranger programs. For kids (of many ages) we offer a Junior
Ranger program. As staffing allows, we also open up the Colonial
Heritage Center located in the park that tells the story of life in
North Carolina - an area that supplied a number of the militia who
fought with General Greene for their homes and their families.

I have the privilege of being part of a dedicated team who preserve,
protect, maintain, interpret, and administer this National Historic
Landmark and National Military Park. On behalf of the National Park
Service and our staff, volunteers, and partners, I'd like to "Spirit
Up the People," as General Greene said and encourage you to "Find Your
Park" here in Greensboro at Guilford Courthouse National Military
Park. Welcome!

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