Visitor Centers

A large brown visitor center sits in the forest
The Visitor Center is located at 2332 New Garden Road, here you can explore the museum, get a map, and use the restrooms.

NPS Photo, Rebecca Barefoot

Start your tour here!

The Guilford Courthouse National Military Park Battlefield Visitors Center is the first place you should begin your tour. Talk to a Park Ranger or a Volunteer and they will give you a map of the park. At this Visitors Center you will learn about the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution and the events that led to the Battle of Guilford Courthouse. Artifacts from this battle and the American Revolution illustrate the past in our museum exhibits.

The Visitor Center building is open 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, 7 days a week. It is closed New Years Day, Christmas, and Thanksgiving.

Opportunities

  • Explore the museum exhibits to learn about the Southern Campaign, the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, and see artifacts from the battlefield.
  • Are you looking for an ancestor or battlefield? We have a participants list of Patriot, British, and Hessian soldiers. Bring the name of your ancestor or soldier written down to help us pull them from the catalog.
  • Ask for a Junior Ranger book to help you learn about the battle, and then receive your badge! Perfect for ages 6-12.
  • Ask for a Not So Junior Ranger book if you are young at heart and want your own badge. This book is for the NPS enthusiast who wants to deep dive into our museum and battlefield to learn about the Battle of Guilford Courthouse. Perfect for young adults, teens, and adults!
  • Stamp your passport at the Front Desk! We have one park cancellation stamp, one Junior Ranger stamp, and a Boy Scouts stamp.
  • The Park Film "Another Such Victory" is available on our website under multimedia presentations
  • A public bathroom with a baby changing station is available.

Driving Directions

The Battlefield Visitors Center is located at 2332 New Garden Road, Greensboro, NC 27410, use this address in your maps app. Do not drive through Forest Lawn Cemetery, this is a dead end!

Due to faulty directions in Google Maps, Apple Maps, and other platforms, please drive along US 220/Battleground Avenue and turn on New Garden Road heading East. You will see the large brown sign saying “Guilford Courthouse National Military Park” on the corner. Drive up New Garden past the historic buildings where you will see our sign, then take a right into the parking lot.

 

Parking at the Visitor Center

This is the main parking lot for the park. Start your visit here.

Visitor Center Parking Lot

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SPACES
41 Total
2 Oversized
This is the main parking lot, located at the Battlefield Visitor Center, 2332 New Garden Road, Greensboro, NC 27410. Please enter the parking lot on the left side, not the right. The entrance to the tour road is located at the backside of the parking lot. This parking lot opens at 8:30 AM and closes at 5:00 PM. Cars that are left in the lot after 5:00 PM will be subject to a fine.
No fee for parking
No fees for parking
Cost: $0.00
Standard Hours
Sun: From 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Mon: From 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Tue: From 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Wed: From 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Thu: From 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Fri: From 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Sat: From 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Amenities:
Accessible Lot: Yes
Number of ADA-designated spaces: 2
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces: 1
Number of ADA step-free spaces: 1
Total number of spaces: 41
Number of oversize vehicle spaces: 2
   
   
The Battlefield Visitor Center parking lot is a loop road with an entrance on the left hand side and exit on the right hand side. Two handicap parking spots are immediately located when you turn into the parking lot. Both spots have ramp access on the passenger side of the vehicle. The first row of car parking offers a paved path that visitors must step up onto from a curb, but there is a graded ramp entrance at the rear of the first handicap parking spot closest to the visitor center. Please note that the ramp has a narrow entrance and may be slightly difficult to use due to the slight elevation of the ramp’s edges. This ramp will connect to the paved path leading to the Visitor Center.
 
 

Extra parking at Guilford Courthouse

The lot on Old Battleground Road does not have a gate, and can be accessed from dusk to dawn. If you arrive close to the closing time of the park at 5:00 PM, you should park your car here to avoid being locked in. From this parking lot you can continue exploring the park on foot. The lot is located next to Tour Stop 8.

Old Battleground Road Parking Lot

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SPACES
62 Total
1 Oversized
This lot is located near the intersection of Old Battleground Road and New Garden Road. This paved and gravel lot is open to visitors from dawn to dusk, 7 days a week. The lot runs parallel to the Atlantic & Yadkin Greenway and Old Battleground Road. The gravel portion can accommodate large scale vehicles, as there are no designated spaces.
Free parking
Parking lot is free to the public
Cost: $0.00
Standard Hours
Sun: From 8:00 AM to sunset
Mon: From 8:00 AM to sunset
Tue: From 8:00 AM to sunset
Wed: From 8:00 AM to sunset
Thu: From 8:00 AM to sunset
Fri: From 8:00 AM to sunset
Sat: From 8:00 AM to sunset
Amenities:
Accessible Lot: Yes
Number of ADA-designated spaces: 2
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces: 2
Number of ADA step-free spaces: 0
Total number of spaces: 62
Number of oversize vehicle spaces: 1
   
   
This is a partial paved and partial gravel lot.
 

Last updated: July 31, 2021

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Contact Info

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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