New Operating Hours Effective October 6, 2013
Beginning October 6, 2013 the Battlefield Visitor Center will be open 8:30 am-5:00 pm Tuesday-Saturday. The facility will be closed on Sundays, Mondays and all federal holidays with the exception of Memorial Day, Independence Day and Veterans' Day.
Holiday Closures Announced
All park facilities will be closed on December 25, 2013 and January 1, 2014. The Battlefield Visitor Center will be closed Thursday, December 26, 2013 through Wednesday, December 31, 2013. Normal operating hours will resume on Thursday, January 2, 2014.
Things To Do
Park Visitor Center Open 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Phone (336) 288-1776
The park visitor center and park headquarters are located near the park entrance on New Garden Road (2332 New Garden Road).
Begin your park visit at the visitor center. Here, you will find information on the park and the battle. Rangers or volunteers at the information desk are glad to help you with answers and assistance. Primary facilities in the visitor center are a thirty-two minute live-action theater film, "Another Such Victory" (shown on the hour); a ten-minute animated Battle Map Program explaining the tactics of the battle (shown on the :15 and :45 of the hour); and colorful museum exhibits combining informative text with original artifacts and weaponry. A twenty-minute tactile Battle Map program is available to any sight-impaired visitor. Also in the visitor center is a bookstore (operated by Eastern National) offering visitors over 600 publications and theme-related items for sale on the battle and the Revolutionary War. A narrated automobile tour of the battlefield on CD is also available for sale. Bookstore hours are the same as the visitor center.
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.