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Moores Creek National Battlefield

Moores Creek National Battlefield


Located in Currie, North Carolina, about twenty miles north of Wilmington, Moores Creek National Battlefield preserves the site of an early American Revolution battle. An American victory, the battle on February 27, 1776, lasted only a few minutes, but it put an end to British control in North Carolina for the remainder of the war. The British soon turned their focus to stopping the rebellion in the north and didn’t renew the effort in the south until 1778, at which time they took control of Georgia and South Carolina, but never made much progress in North Carolina.

The park consists of a Visitor Center where you can watch a 10-minute film on the battle and peruse exhibits and information panels in a small museum. Outside, you can tour the battlefield by walking the 1-mile History Trail. This is the only way to see the battlefield, but the trail is mostly paved and flat and accessible to even those in wheelchairs. Another short trail, the Tarheel Trail, takes visitors through a forest once dominated by longleaf pines, the source of tar and pitch used to seal ship hulls before iron-boat technology came around.


The grounds of Moores Creek National Battlefield are open daily from 9 AM to 5 PM, except when closed on Federal holidays.

The Visitor Center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 AM to 5 PM, except when closed on Federal holidays.

Times can always change, so before making travel plans be sure to check the official Moores Creek National Battlefield Operating Hours and Seasons web page for the latest schedule.


This is no fee to enter Moores Creek National Battlefield. Donations are always welcome.


Visitor Center (allow 1 hour)

Touring the Battlefield (allow 1 hour)

Hiking Trails (allow 15 minutes)

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Last updated on March 23, 2020
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