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 Know Before You Come
Operating Hours & Seasons
Battlefield Visitor Center
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 Labor Day
Weather and Climate
Beware of ticks during the warmer months! Stay on park trails; avoid woods and tall grass. Snakes live in the park, too.
Visitors can also drive the 2 1/4-mile self-guiding automobile tour. An in-car narrated CD tour of the park (allow 2 hrs.) is available for sale in the bookstore.
Twenty-eight monuments within the park honor Revolutionary soldiers, statesmen, heroes, and heroines. William Hooper and John Penn, two of North Carolina's three signers of the Declaration of Independence, are buried under the Signers' Monument. A large equestrian statue of General Nathanael Greene dominates the monument honoring the soldiers of the Southern Army and its leader. Visit our park monuments page to learn more about the monuments and graves at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park.
Any group visit needs to be arranged with the park staff at least two weeks prior to the intended date (the schedule is busiest during the spring and fall). Teachers will find the park an interesting extension of their classroom, whether it is for history (the battlefield), science (nature), or art (monuments).
The anniversary of the battle is March 15 and is annually observed on that day or the weekend closest. Special interpretive programs are scheduled on Memorial Day, Independence Day, and at other times during the year (such special programs are listed on this website under SPECIAL EVENTS).
Did You Know?
Two future Presidents of the United States have also visited the Guilford Court House battlefield? CIA Chief George H.W.Bush visited in March 1976 and young lawyer Andrew Jackson lived on or near the battlefield in 1787-1788 and practiced law in the Guilford Court House.