Annual Park Events

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

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The Battle of Guilford Courthouse 237th Anniversary
March 14th – 18th

The American Revolution comes to life at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, step back in time to commemorate the battle and enjoy the living history demonstrations.

Lecture Series - March 14th, 15th, 16th

At the Battlefield Visitors Center on March 14th, 15th, and 16th, at 7pm each night, you can hear the latest scholarly work about Colonial American or the American Revolution. This is a RESERVATION REQUIRED event, you can reserve when the lecture series is announced, currently TBD, check back at the beginning of March 2018.

Battle Commemoration

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LOCATION KEY FOR EVENTS

  • GUCO-Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, 2332 New Garden Rd. Greensboro, NC 27410

  • CP-Country Park, 3899 Jaycee Park Dr., Greensboro, NC 27455

  • HF-Hoskins Farmstead 2200 New Garden Rd. Greensboro, NC 27410

  • Stop 6- Along the Battlefield Driving Tour Road. Look at the park map or ask at the Battlefield Visitor Center

  • Stop 7- Along the Battlefield Driving Tour Road. Look at the park map or ask at the Battlefield Visitor Center

Saturday Events, March 17, 2018, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Living History encampments are open to the public from 10:00AM-4:00pm:

  • Soldier’s Life in Camp at Battlefield Site at CP

  • Craftsmen and Sutlers at CP

  • Military & Civilian Life with Guilford Militia at GUCO Stop 6
  • Military & Civilian Life with N.J. Light Infantry at GUCO Stop 7
  • Home and Farm Life, British encampment at Hoskins Farm (HF)

TIMED EVENTS AT GUILFORD COURTHOUSE NATIONAL MILITARY PARK

  • 9:30 AM - Music by the Guilford Court House Fifes & Drums, at GUCO Battlefield Visitors Center.

  • 10:00 AM - Observance Program: Battle of Guilford Courthouse 237th Anniversary (1781-2018) with wreath laying by the Sons of the American Revolution, Daughters of the American Revolution, and Children of the American Revolution at the Greene Monument, at GUCO Stop 8

  • 11:30 AM - Carolina Colonial Dancers, at GUCO Battlefield Visitors Center

  • 12:00 PM - Small Arms Demonstration at Militia Camp, at GUCO Stop 6

  • 12:30 PM - A Guided Battlefield Walk begins at GUCO Battlefield Visitors Center, and will conclude at 1:30/1:45 at GUCO Stop 6 and you can walk to the Re-enactment which starts at 2pm at Country Park.

  • 2:00 PM - Small Arms Demonstration at Militia Camp, at GUCO Stop 6

  • 3:30 PM - A Guided Battlefield Walk begins at GUCO Battlefield Visitors Center

  • 4:00 PM - Small Arms Demonstration at Militia Camp, at GUCO Stop 6

  • 5:00 PM ALL ACTIVITIES CLOSE


TIMED EVENTS AT COUNTRY PARK - these events are hosted by the City of Greensboro not NPS

  • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Living History: Soldier’s Life in Camp at Battlefield Site, CP
  • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Living History: Craftsmen & Sutlers, CP
  • 2:00-3:00 PM – The Reenactment of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse

  • Parking available at 3899 Jaycee Park Dr. Greensboro, NC 27455. You can walk from Stop 4 and Stop 6 in Guilford Courthouse National Military Park to reach Country Park.

Sunday Events, March 18, 2018, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Living History encampments are open to the public from 10:00AM-4:00pm:

  • Military & Civilian Life with Guilford Militia at GUCO Stop 6

  • Military & Civilian Life with N.J. Light Infantry at GUCO Stop 7

  • Home and Farm Life, British encampment at Hoskins Farm (HF)


TIMED EVENTS AT GUILFORD COURTHOUSE NATIONAL MILITARY PARK

  • 11:00 AM - Small Arms Demonstration at Militia Camp, at GUCO Stop 6

  • 12:30 PM - A Guided Battlefield Walk begins at GUCO Battlefield Visitors Center

  • 1:30 PM - Small Arms Demonstration at Militia Camp, at GUCO Stop 6
  • 3:00 PM - Small Arms Demonstration at Militia Camp, at GUCO Stop 6
  • 4:00 PM - Carolina Colonial Dancers at GUCO Battlefield Visitor Center Conference Room

  • 5:00 PM - ALL ACTIVITIES CLOSE.


TIMED EVENTS AT COUNTRY PARK - these events are hosted by the City of Greensboro not NPS

  • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Living History: Soldier’s Life in Camp at Battlefield Site, CP
  • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Living History: Craftsmen & Sutlers, CP
  • 2:00-3:00 PM – The Reenactment of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse

  • Parking available at 3899 Jaycee Park Dr. Greensboro, NC 27455. You can walk from Stop 4 and Stop 6 in Guilford Courthouse National Military Park to reach Country Park.
 
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 26th – 28th

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

 
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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Guided Battlefield Tours with Dr. Scott Culclasure

Relive the battle by walking across the field with veteran park guide Scott Culclasure 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 Sunday afternoon from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend, at 1:00PM and 3:30PM.

 

Independence Day Weekend, July 1-4th

Celebrate the patriots who signed the Declaration of Independence and the events that would lead to the American Revolution.

Event calendar TBD, check back in May 2018.

 

Nathanael Greene's Birthday

Major General Nathanael Greene's birthday is August 7th.The Guilford Battleground Company with local chapters of the Daughters of American Revolution celebration day is TBD.
 

Labor Day Weekend, September 1st – 3rd

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.
 

Constitution Day

Constitution Day is September 17, 2018, come celebrate the ratification of the U.S. Constitution with local Daughters of the American Revolution chapters and Park Rangers at the Battlefield Vistiors Center.
 
Living history man dressed in WWI uniform talks to two visitors in front of table with soldier accouterments and rifles.
World War I living history interpreter explains a soldiers uniform to visitors

Catherine Johns

Veterans Day "History of the American Soldier" Timeline

This living history timeline will take place on November 10, 2018 from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. The Veterans Day event will also commemorate the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day.

Be sure to pick up a provacative question sheet to enhance and guide your experience with the living history interpreters.

Last updated: January 13, 2018

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2332 New Garden Road
Greensboro, NC 27410

Phone:

(336) 288-1776

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