Learn about the Battle of Guilford Courthouse in our Visitor Center films
10 Minute Battle Map Program
Starting at :15 and :45 past the hour, "Fighting the Battle of Guilford Courthouse" is a short film of an animated historic map to provide visitors with a concise tactical overview of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse. The historic map was created by British field engineer Lt. Henry Haldane, the day after the Battle.
The Battle Map Program Room is centrally located in glass room of the Visitor Center lobby.
30 Minute Live Action Film "Another Such Victory"
Starting every hour on the hour, between 9 AM and 4 PM, this film is a dramatic, live action recreation of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse. The film takes the viewer back to North Carolina in the late winter of 1781 as two armies contest the cause of American independence in the South. Beginning at the small hamlet of Guilford Courthouse, the American rebel army of Major General Nathanael Greene is preparing to make a stand against Lord Charles Cornwallis’ smaller, but determined British army. The film puts the viewer there as events unfold—in the line of march and in the midst of action—to hear the sounds of battle and the words of soldiers and civilians, and to share the emotional strain on those whose lives are affected.
The Southern Campaign of the American Revolution
This 6 minute narrative describes the events of the Southern Campaign leading up to the Battle of Guilford Courthouse. Located at the beginning of the museum.
This 4 minute film is located in the rear of the museum, and depicts how Continental Artillery fired a cannon, how a Continental soldier fired a musket, and how a rifleman fired a rifle. This step by step guide shows the arduous process soldiers faced to load their weapons.
Last updated: January 5, 2020