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 Stephen Ware at (336) 288-1776.
Depending on staff and volunteer availability, educators may request the following elements of a tour or programming:
- Viewing “Another Such Victory” a 32-minute live action film using living history interpreters to portray the Battle of Guilford Courthouse. This movie is appropriate for ages 8 and older.
- Viewing “Fighting the Battle of Guilford Courthouse,” a 10-minute animated tactical battle map program that represents the lines of battle, with a few live action scenes. This program will help audiences understand the layout of the battle.
- 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.