Annual Park Events

Enjoy the commemoration of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, and explore our other yearly events below.

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Summer Guided Hoskins Farm Tour

Want to know what life was like in the 18th century North Carolina backcountry? From Memorial Day - Labor Day Weekend on Saturdays at 11:00 AM, join a park docent at the Hoskins Farm Site (2200 New Garden Road), to explore the inside of the historic home and kitchen! Tours last approximately 30 minutes - 1 hour based on questions.
 
Park volunteer describes battlefield to large group of pedestrians
Dr. Scott Culclasure leads battlefield tours that you don't want to miss!

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Summer Guided Battlefield Tours

Relive the battle by walking across the field and hearing accounts of the fight and stories of the park’s monuments. The walk lasts approximately 75 minutes and follows historic New Garden Road through the center of the park. Comfortable walking shoes appropriate for gravel paths and moderate hills as well as a water bottle are recommended.

Guided tours occur each Saturday and Sunday afternoon from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend, at 2:00PM.

 

Nathanael Greene's Birthday, August 7, 2019

Major General Nathanael Greene's birthday is August 7th. Park rangers will have interpretive programs and the Guilford Battleground Company with local chapters of the Daughters of American Revolution will celebrate the birth of the Commander of the Southern Army.
 

Labor Day Weekend 2019, August 31-September 2

The men and women of the Guilford Militia, an organization of dedicated Revolutionary War enthusiasts, will be presenting a variety of interpretive programs clad in Revolutionary War clothing and carrying the firearms of 1781 while living the life of the 1780's soldier and camp follower. The public is invited to visit with them in their re-created 1781 camp at Tour Stop 6 from 10 AM until 4 PM each day. Black powder demonstrations will occur at 11:00AM, 1:00PM, and 3:00PM.
 

Constitution Day, September 17, 2019

Constitution Day is September 17, 2019, and during Constitution Week we will have interpretive programs about the Constitution, and the work of the Founding Fathers to create the Constitution. Come celebrate the ratification with local Daughters of the American Revolution chapters and Park Rangers at the Battlefield Vistiors Center.
 

"History of the American Soldier" Timeline, November 9th

History of the American Soldier is our Veterans Day program, where living history interpreters form a historic timeline of soldiers from American conflicts ranging from the French and Indian War, Revolutionary War, Civil War, Korean War, Vietnam War, and 20th century conflicts. This program takes place at Tour Stop 8 from 10:00 AM - 4:00PM.
 

The Battle of Guilford Courthouse 239th Anniversary, March 14-15, 2020

The weekend Battle Commemoration takes place from March 14th - 15th throughout Guilford Courthouse National Military Park and Country Park. The schedule of events will be posted February 2020.

Interested in our Revolutionary Lecture Series? The park hosts scholars of the American Revolution for a nightly lecture series the week preceding the battle commemoration. You must call (336) 288-1776 to make a reservation. Information about the lectures will be available in February 2020.

 
Six men in colonial living history militia point muskets to fire at woods
The Guilford Militia will demonstrate black powder musket and rifle firing to teach you about the weapons of the American Revolution.

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Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-26, 2020

Visit the Guilford Militia in their encampment at Tour Stop 6 from 10:00AM - 4:00PM each day. Black powder demonstrations will occur at 11:00AM, 1:00PM, and 3:00PM.

 

Independence Day Weekend, July 4, 2020

Celebrate the patriots who signed the Declaration of Independence and the events that would lead to the American Revolution. Join Park Rangers for interpretive programs and musket firing demonstrations.

 

Harvest in the Time of War

Join the Carolina Colonial Dancers and Friends at the Hoskins Farm to learn about the 18th century harvest and food preparation, spinning and sewing, gunsmith, games and dancing. Hosted by the Carolina Colonial Dancers!

This event will take place next fall 2019.

Last updated: July 20, 2019

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2332 New Garden Road
Greensboro, NC 27410

Phone:

(336) 288-1776

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