Field Trips

Tour Reservations and Field Trip Planning

Every year, Guilford Courthouse National Military Park serves large audiences of elementary school, middle school, high school, and special interest groups with formal tours. These tours require a reservation at least two weeks prior to the intended date. Educators will find the park is an interesting extension of their classroom where students and adults can immerse themselves in the local history experience of Colonial North Carolina backcountry and the American Revolution. We look forward to having you visit this special place in American History!

To schedule a tour or request materials for loan, please call the Park Interpretation Staff at (336) 288-1776 ext 232. Please leave your name, phone number, school, and a time that we may call you back. You must speak with a Park Ranger in order to attend a field trip.

Depending on staff and volunteer availability, educators may request the following elements of a tour or programming:

  • Teachers can show our films to their class before the field trip on our Park's YouTube Channel ! This channel features the park's film Another Such Victory as well as virtual battlefield tours, combat videos, explorations into the colonial days, and short videos about the people affected by the war. Another Such Victory is appropriate for ages 8 and older due to the depiction of war and a hospital scene.

  • Self-guided tour of the Battlefield Visitors Center museum exhibits (10 minute rotation if paired with “Fighting the Battle of Guilford Courthouse) which will educate visitors about the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution and allow visitors to see artifacts from the battlefield.

  • Cannon talk – join the artillery crew to learn how to fire and clean the Battlefield Visitors Center British 3-pounder cannon!

  • Guided tour of the Hoskins Farm visiting the House, Kitchen, Blacksmith Forge, and Kitchen Garden. Potential living history demonstrations are available if requested two months in advance.

  • A Living History Black Powder Musket demonstration, will give visitors an opportunity to learn about soldier’s weapons and accoutrements, as well as the types of soldiers involved in the Battle of Guilford Courthouse.

  • Self-guided tour of the Battlefield, ask for a battlefield tour guide to assist you on your tour. May we also consider, depending on group size, the OnCell Tour that will guide visitors down Historic New Garden Road.

  • Guided battlefield tours using the Historic Col. Banastre Tarleton map where rangers or volunteers will take you through the battlefield and trace the lines of American and British regiments.

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    Last updated: April 4, 2021

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    2332 New Garden Road
    Greensboro , NC 27410

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    336 288-1776 x232
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