"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.


Anniversary of the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge

Annual Celebration Event

Each year during the last full weekend of February, the 1st Patriot victory of the Revolutionary War is celebrated. Come celebrate with us this year!

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Moores Creek is on Facebook!

We're on Facebook

Join Moores Creek on Facebook and other Social Media sites and share your park experiences with us and our online growing community.

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Annual Candlelight Tour Program in November

Annual Candlelight Tour Programs

Our Candlelight Tour Program takes place each year in November. Click the "Events" link on the Home Page for more information on this year's event.

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The Halifax Resolves and the Decleration of Independence

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.

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The Battle of Moores Creek Bridge

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.

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Family Outing

Something for Everyone

Moores Creek offers a History & Tar Heel Trail, Picnic Area, Visitor Center, Junior Ranger Program, and Guided Tours. All activities are free.

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