Guilford Courthouse National Military Park | PARK AT A GLANCE

Nathanael Greene Monument

Nathanael Greene Monument

PARK OVERVIEW

Located in Greensboro, North Carolina, Guilford Courthouse National Military Park commemorates an American Revolution battle that took place on March 15, 1781. The battle resulted in an American loss to British troops under the command of General Charles Cornwallis. Though a defeat, so many British soldiers were killed or wounded that it crippled England’s efforts to stop the rebellion in the southern colonies. Cornwallis would go on to surrender at Yorktown, Virginia, just seven months later, effectively ending the war. Guilford Courthouse National Military Park was the first park in the National Park System to commemorate an American Revolution battle. Battlefield preservation began in the late 1800s, with the National Park Service taking over in 1933.

The park consists of a Visitor Center and museum, a Battlefield Tour road that takes visitors to eight stops along the battlefield, hiking trails that allow visitors to see the battlefield on foot, and Hoskins Farm. Not all monuments and other important sites can be seen solely by foot or by car. To see everything, you must tour the battlefield both ways. Plan on spending a minimum of 2 hours at the park, with a thorough visit taking around five hours.


OPERATING HOURS

The Guilford Courthouse National Military Park Visitor Center is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 9 AM to 5 PM, except when closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. All vehicles must be out of the Visitor Center parking lot by 5 PM.

The tour road is open to vehicles from 8:30 AM to 5 PM daily, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Pedestrians and bikers are allowed on the park grounds and tour road from dawn to dusk. An overflow parking lot on Old Battleground Road is the place to park if you want to hike or bike the park grounds when the Visitor Center parking lot is closed. Do not use the Tour Stop parking areas.

The grounds of Hoskins Farm are open daily from 8:30 AM to 5 PM. The buildings are only open during special events.

Schedules can change, so before making travel plans always check the official schedule on the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park’s Operating Hours and Seasons web page.


FEES

There is no fee to visit Guilford Courthouse National Military Park.


SCHEDULING YOUR VISIT

Visitor Center
allow 1-2 hours

The Battlefield by Car
allow 1 hour

Hiking the Battlefield
allow 2 hours

Hoskins Farm
allow 30 minutes


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Last updated on January 24, 2022
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