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

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Battle Anniversary and Annual Events

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Park History Films Now on YouTube

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel "Guilford NPS" to see the park film, fun educational videos, and author talks!

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Watch Another Such Victory!

Watch our film before you visit the park to learn about the soldiers from a personal perspective. Appropriate for 4th grade and up.

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Cell Phone Park Tours

Walk in the footsteps of the American and British soldiers with these cell phone tours and explore history outdoors!

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Virtual Junior Ranger

Explore the park’s virtual museum and earn a digital Junior Ranger badge!

Last updated: March 17, 2023

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