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Welcome to Guilford Courthouse National Military Park

 

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.

 
Park Superintendent stands in front of the Signers of the Declaration monumnent.
Guilford Courthouse National Military Park Superintendent Doyle Sapp

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Superintendent's Message

"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.

We welcome you to this special place, a place where the growing idea of America was bought and paid for with sacrifice and courage. We invite you to explore this now-peaceful landscape and connect with the stories and the people who made this place powerful. We offer many ways to explore. You can plan your visit on our website and social media outlets. Please come into our Visitor Center and learn about the battle through our exhibits, our film, the battlefield map presentation, or through our excellent collection of books and other materials in our Eastern National sales outlet. Strike out from the Visitor Center and see the ground that played a significant role in the outcome of the battle, either on your own or on one of our scheduled Ranger programs.

For kids (of many ages) we offer a Junior Ranger program. As staffing allows, we also open up the Battle of Guilford Courthouse Discovery Center located in the park that tells the story of life in North Carolina--an area that supplied a number of the militia who fought with General Greene for their homes and their families. I have the privilege of being part of a dedicated team who preserve, protect, maintain, interpret, and administer this National Historic Landmark and National Military Park. On behalf of the National Park Service and our staff, volunteers, and partners, I'd like to "Spirit Up the People," as General Greene said and encourage you to "Find Your Park" here in Greensboro at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park. Welcome!

- Doyle Sapp

 

Last updated: October 2, 2018

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Mailing Address:

2332 New Garden Road
Greensboro, NC 27410

Phone:

(336) 288-1776

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