The Battle of Guilford Courthouse - a Victory Within a Defeat

"I never saw such fighting since God made me. The Americans fought like demons." - Lt. General Charles, Earl Cornwallis
On March 15, 1781, six years into the American Revolution, General Greene and Lord Cornwallis' troops faced off at a small courthouse community. This 2.5 hour battle would change the course of the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution. Read More

Visitors gather around tour guide and limestone monument on guided tour.

Things to Do at the Park

Get the most out of your visit with these suggested activities.

Continental Army re-enactors march in procession with red flag

Schedule of Events 2020

Commemorate the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, and explore living history events in the park.

Park ranger teaches three students how to load a 3-pounder cannon and other students look at them.

Plan an Educational Trip to the Park

Plan your field trip with tour reservation and find some lesson plans for your class.

Illustration of the Von Bose Regiment

History and Culture

Learn about the history, commemoration, and preservation of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse

Don Troiani watercolor painting of the Guilford Militia at a split rail fence

Guilford Courthouse Soldier Database

Did your ancestor fight here? Come to the Visitors Center to look through the database of Patriot and Crown Forces soldiers.

Last updated: January 7, 2020

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