• Moores Creek Bridge

    Moores Creek

    National Battlefield North Carolina

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    Due to incoming wintry weather and expected icy road conditions as well as lack of road treatment on secondary roads, the park will close at 12:00 pm Tuesday, February 11, 2014 and will remain closed for Wednesday, February 12, 2014. More »

Things To Do


The battle is commemorated annually during the last full weekend in February. The event features living history encampments, weapons demonstrations, colonial and military music and a wreath laying ceremony.

Various programs, including talks, walks, colonial music and demonstrations are held on summer weekends. Guided tours for educational groups, military groups, and other groups are available with an advanced reservation by calling the park at (910) 283-5591.

As you visit with us, be aware of your surroundings. Nature is all around us here, and insects are an integral part of the ecosystem at Moores Creek. In the spring and summer months, visitors may come in contact with fire ants, ticks, chiggers (red bugs), and mosquitoes. Be sure to prepare for these elements when visiting the park.


EXPLORE. LEARN. PROTECT. Be a Junior Ranger!

What is a Junior Ranger?

Are you interested in exploring? Do you like art, science, history or nature? How about animals, sailing ships, dinosaurs or trains? Would you like to learn more about the national parks that belong to you? Did you know you can help protect these special places - even if you never visit them all?

A Junior Ranger Could be YOU!

Rather than tying their park experiences only to the scheduled programs, Junior Ranger Programs are designed to provide participants with the flexibility to see and interact with the park at their own pace and within the limits of their own time.

National Parks with Junior Ranger Programs:

Many National Parks offer visitors the opportunity to join the National Park Service Family as Junior Rangers. Interested students complete a series of activities during their park visit, share their answers with a park ranger, and receive an official Junior Ranger badge or patch and Junior Ranger certificate.

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Picnic Shelter and Surrounding Picnic Area

After you have toured the park, take some time to eat lunch under our covered Picnic Shelter, which houses 10 picnic benches. Other picnic benches are also spread throughout the picnic area for your convenience, so choose a location and enjoy eating in a natural setting. Charcoal Grills are available for use throughout the picnic area as well.


Patriots Hall

If you have an upcoming event such as a reunion, party, family gathering, or even a wedding, Patriots Hall might be just what you are looking for. The facility is an indoor/ outdoor building with 8 bay doors that can be opened or closed depending on the weather. The facility is approximately 50 feet long by 35 feet wide. The building contains men's and women's restrooms, power outlets, and the use of up to 25 8-foot tables and 200 foldable chairs, which can be set up to meet your needs. A one-time $50 non-refundable Application Fee and is needed to reserve the facility, and a $100 Special Use Fee balance must be paid by the date of use. For more information, or to reserve the facility, contact Matthew Woods, Special Use Coordinator, for more information at 910-283-5591 or matthew_woods@nps.gov.


Camp Caswell Community Campsite

The park's newest addition, Camp Caswell, is a community campsite intended for the use by local Boy and Girl Scout Groups, as well as Venture crews and community youth groups such as church youth or the YMCA. The campsite consists of 20 tents sites, 3 fire pits, and three picnic benches. There is no fee associated with using this campsite, but a Special Use Application must be completed by a Scout or group leader in order to reserve the site.

Did You Know?

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NPS military sites have many designations including battlefields, military parks, monuments and historic sites. Moores Creek National Military Park was renamed Moores Creek National Battlefield in 1980 to avoid confusion with nearby military installations in North Carolina.