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Three men read an exhibit panel and an obelisk monument stands behind them with a forest.
Learn about the battle with outdoor exhibit panels and monuments.

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Explore the Battle of Guilford Courthouse

Welcome to Guilford Courthouse National Military Park!

This park is a Revolutionary War battlefield that commemorates the Battle of Guilford Courthouse between Major General Nathanael Greene's milita and Continental army versus Lord Charles Earl Cornwallis British and Hessian army, on March 15, 1781. Whether you seek the footsteps of soldiers or enjoy a walk through the forest, the park offers a reflective space for you to ponder and explore this battle of the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution. You can chose from a variety of activities designed for youth, adults, individuals, and families!


We recommend that you begin your tour at the Visitor Center the perfect first stop to begin your historical tour of this battlefield. Park rangers or volunteers at the information desk will give you a map of the battlefield. You can learn about the pivotal role the Battle of Guilford Courthouse played at the near conclusion of the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution.

Hours of Operation

The Park Gates close at 5:00PM which includes the Visitor Center Parking Lot, Tour Road, and Hoskins Farm. Cars left in the parking lots and spaces on the Tour Road after 5:00PM will be subject to a fine. Parking after hours is available in the lot at the intersection of New Garden and Old Battleground.

 
A tour sign in front of a monument
Look for these Battlefield Tour Stop signs when you take the cell phone tour.

NPS Photo / Rebecca Barefoot

Self-Guided Cell Phone Tours

How to Access the Cell Phone Tours

Guilford Courthouse National Military Park offers self-guided cell phone walking and driving tours. Ask for a map brochure at the Visitor Center, and a park ranger will assist you with starting the tours on your smart phone device.

Battle of Guilford Courthouse Cell Phone Walking Tour

You will explore the inner trails of the battlefield and visualize the events of March 15, 1781 as you listen to the Park Ranger’s narration. This walking tour will start you at the Hoskins Farm parking area. There is 38 minutes of audio and the entire walk is 1.75 miles. This tour last approximately 1.5 hours.

Tour Stops include:

1A. Introduction to the Campaign
1B. The Armies Arrive
2. First Line of Battle
3. Second Line Center
4. Second Line Left
5. The Separate Fight
6. Third Line - British Approach
7. Third Line - Climax
8. Conclusion

Battle of Guilford Courthouse Cell Phone Driving Tour

This self-guided cell phone driving tour takes you along the Tour Road, offering 9 spots to drive your car and park to listen about the battle. This is a perfect rainy-day alternative to walking the battlefield. Start in the Visitor Center parking lot. There is 42 minutes of audio and the entire drive is 2.5 miles. This tour lasts approximately 1 hour.

Tour Stops Include:

1A. Introduction to the Campaign
1B. The Armies Arrive
2. The First Line of Battle
3. The Second Line of Battle
4. The Separate Fight
5. Evolving Interpretation
6. The Third Line of Battle
7. Aftermath of Battle
8. Conclusion

Hoskins Farm Cell Phone WalkingTour

Joseph and Hannah Hoskins purchased this 150-acre farmstead in May 1778, the third year of the Revolutionary War. Having fled the war in Chester County, Pennsylvania, imagine how they must have felt when the war came, not just to their county, but to their farm. This cell phone tour explores their experience and connection to the Battle of Guilford Courthouse. Start at the Hoskins Farm Parking area. There is 17 minutes of audio and the entire walk is 1/4 of a mile. The tour lasts approximately 20 minutes.

Tour Stops Include:

  1. Introduction

  2. The War comes to Carolina

  3. The Hoskins House

  4. The Kitchen

  5. The Barn

 

Activities Not Allowed in the Park

Guilford Courthouse National Military Park is a protected battlefield, and on this battlefield hundreds of soldiers shed blood and fought to create this nation. There are also unmarked and unknown grave locations. Please help us honor these soldiers by not participating in any of the following:

  • Metal detecting: removing artifacts is a federal crime that will lead to severe penalties.
  • Picnicking on the lawns, or at the General Greene Monument.
  • Recreational activities of any kind, including but not limited to: ball playing, sunbathing, hammock use, kite flying, or frisbee throwing.
  • Skateboarding or rollerblading
 
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    Last updated: May 7, 2022

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    Mailing Address:

    2332 New Garden Road
    Greensboro , NC 27410

    Phone:

    336 288-1776 x232
    This phone number extension will direct your call to the Visitor Center where you can speak with a Park Ranger or Volunteer.

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