Change in Operation Hours & Seasons
Moores Creek National Battlefield will be changing its operating hours starting November 24, 2013. Pleas see Operating Hours & Seasons for more information.
"King George and Broadswords!"
Loyalists were unaware of what they would encounter as they charged across a partially dismantled Moores Creek Bridge on February 27, 1776. Just beyond the bridge nearly 1,000 North Carolina patriots waited quietly with cannons and muskets poised to fire. This dramatic victory ended British rule in the colony forever.
Paving the Way to Freedom
In addition to ending British authority in the colony, the Patriot victory led North Carolina to be the first colony to vote for independence.Read More
North Carolina Votes for Independence
The Halifax Resolves ordered North Carolina's delegation to the second Continental Congress in Philadelphia to seek and vote for independence.Read More
Something for Everyone
Moores Creek offers a history/nature/Tar Heel trail, picnic area, visitor center, Junior Ranger Program, and guided tours. All activities are free.Read More
Did You Know?
The victory at the battle of Moores Creek Bridge resulted in North Carolina being the first of the thirteen colonies to instruct its delegates to the 1776 Continental Congress to vote for independence.