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Did you know that Guilford Courthouse is one of multiple National Parks preserving the history of the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution? The Battle of Guilford Courthouse featured Major General Nathanael Greene’s Continental and militia forces, and General Charles Cornwallis’ British Army, Hessians, and Jaegers. This battle was the high water mark of British occupation in the Southern theater. Cornwallis won a tactical victory, however it set the British Army on the path to ultimate surrender at the Siege of Yorktown.
Guilford Courthouse National Military Park is an urban park, located in the heart of Greensboro, six-miles north from downtown. Please start your visit at the Battlefield Visitors Center to get a map and start your interpretive experience! The Park offers: the Battlefield Visitors Center, historic structures, monuments, and trails that encompass 250 acres of the original battlefield. You can find a detailed list of activities on our Things To Do Webpage with time duration and activity.
"We fight, get beat, rise and fight again." With these words in a letter to General George Washington, Nathanael Greene, commander of the Southern Army during the American Revolution, epitomized the violent and bloody struggle for independence during the War's Southern Campaign--a campaign commemorated in at least five National Park Service sites in the Southeast. Here at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, we commemorate and tell the story of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, where on March 15th, 1781, General Greene's Continental and militia forces engaged the Crown forces of Lord Cornwallis in the largest battle of the campaign.
- Doyle Sapp
Last updated: January 9, 2018