Park Planning


Guilford Courthouse National Military Park (NMP) Foundation Document

This foundational document overview discusses Guilford Courthouse National Military Park's purpose, significance, fundamental resources and values, and interpretive themes.

Current and Ongoing Plans

Development Concept Plan

Due to recent changes at the Park and the acquisition of new parts of the battlefield, the NPS has initiated planning efforts to help guide how the Park will develop, rehabilitate, and address visitor, community, and Park needs and issues. Recently, the Park has acquired the Hoskins Farm site. This site is historically and culturally significant to the story of the battle as it marks the location where Cornwallis deployed his troops into battle lines, thus commencing the attack on American forces. This new section of the Park includes historic structures and aims to help visitors better understand the battle, as well as the historic context of life in the Carolinas at the time of the battle. The Park intends to seamlessly incorporate this land into the overall Park experience, which currently includes a 2.25-mile self-guided automobile tour, monuments, interpretation elements, and nearly 4 miles of foot trails.

This planning process includes preparing a DCP and an Environmental Assessment that will analyze all potential impacts in the plan, consistent with requirements outlined in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

Current and Ongoing Projects

Trail Rehabilitation Project

Through the Recreation Fee Program, Guilford Courthouse NMP received nearly $2 million to repave and improve the accessibility of the trail system. By replacing asphalt and leveling trails in key visitor areas the project will ensure safe and accessible recreation opportunities at the park while also bringing visitors closer to the battlefield. This project constitutes the largest investment at the park since the nation’s bicentennial celebration in 1976.

Areas impacted by construction will be closed to the public. Additionally, construction vehicles will use the tour road to access work sites. All work is weather dependent, and the schedule is subject to change.

Project Timeline and Impact Area
  • March - April 2024 - COMPLETE
    • Visitor Center trails, Monument Row, Visitor Center parking lot
  • April 2024 - COMPLETE
    • Tour Stop 6
  • May - August 2024
    • Inner trails; Eastern loop
  • August - October 2024
    • Greene Monument, Signers Monument, Historic New Garden
  • October 2024
    • Tour Stop 8
Map of Guilford Courthouse NMP that shows phased trail rehabilitation work occuring in sections of the park

Coble Barn Restoration

The National Park Service secured funding to restore the Coble Barn, located at the Hoskins Farmstead. Project staff and interns from the National Park Service’s Historic Preservation Training Center (HPTC) will use original, historic building techniques and traditional tools to hew logs, cut notches, and replace chinking and daubing and install a new cedar shake roof. The barn is in poor condition, with significant and extensive repairs required to address weathering-related deterioration of the log walls. Addressing these conditions will involve replacement of existing logs with new replica materials as well as repair of salvageable original materials. Originally relocated to the Hoskins Farmstead by the Guilford Battleground Company in 1985, the Coble Barn provides visitors with a glimpse of Piedmont North Carolina architecture at the nation’s founding.

The project is tentatively scheduled to be completed by fall of 2024. We ask visitors to be mindful of the ongoing rehabilitation work while visiting Hoskins Farmstead, which will remain open to the public during the project.

Last updated: May 3, 2024

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Mailing Address:

2332 New Garden Road
Greensboro, NC 27410


336 288-1776
This phone number will direct your call to the Visitor Center where you can speak with a Park Ranger or Volunteer.

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