"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. Walk our history, nature, and Tar Heel trail to discover all Moores
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 last Scottish clan army was the militia raised in the Cape Fear area of North Carolina to fight as British loyalists in 1776. They mounted what is believed to be the last major broadsword charge in Scottish history. Their story is told at Moores Creek National Battlefield.