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Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site

5466 Harper House Road, Four Oaks, NC 27524
(910) 594-0789
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Four Oaks
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Battlefields
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: A Civil War battlefield that has remained nearly untouched since the war.
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Stanwick, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is a stop that a history or Civil War buff should add to a visit to North Carolina. Unfortunately, most of the battlefield is in private hands, so the ability to walk the battlefield in its entirety is somewhat limited; however, there are some historic easements in place which may allow more walking about in the future. Also, the... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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206 attraction reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We were out back roading and found this so we decided to stop. Even though I found it very interesting I'm not sure it's a place to go out of your way to see unless you are a die-hard Civil War enthusiast. In 1865 the largest land battle in NC was fought here against General Sherman. The best part of... More

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
31 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This is the site of one of the last civil war battles in NC (perhaps the last) and includes a small museum, film, driving tour and Harper House. I did not visit the last as the timing did not work for me. The audio tour wasn't too bad, but only a few stops actually have audio. Many of the stops... More

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

I went last summer. I didn't know it was on Tripadvisor otherwise I would have wrote a review then. I enjoyed the battle field and the museum. They had a short film we sat in on that explains what happened. It also has quite a nice collection of weapons and gear used in the battle. It was very well kept... More

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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

First, the Bentonville Historic Site is about an hour away from downtown Raleigh in case you were wondering. Visited this site about a week ago with 17 people as part of a military training trip. We opted to take a self-guided driving audio tour. How it works is this: first you go to the main visitor center. While there, check... More

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Wake Forest NC
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This was a great site to visit. Wonderful museum and the grounds were interesting and fun to walk around and explore. They have a tour and a film on site. We love it. One of the better historic sites to visit if you are interested in the Civil War.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We visited on a Friday in early November. No crowds at all. Outstanding tour guide took us through the original home there that the Union used as a field hospital as well as recreated slave quarters. The open field, monuments and graves give you a sobering feel for what happened there without being gory. The film in the visitor center... More

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328 reviews 328 reviews
98 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

A very good experience and the site has been kept as near the historical era as possible. I had a good learning experience from this visit. I would recommend this historic site

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Minden, NV
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190 reviews 190 reviews
39 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Was surprised by how remote this site was, but thoroughly enjoyed my visit. The tour of the Harper house was great and the guide was super knowledgable. He was careful to distinguish between historical fact and assumptions that are made. I really enjoyed the 15 minute intro film.

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North Riverside
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

This is a Well preserved area of the history of a 3 day battle that took place at Bentonville. You can listen to a short movie that begins the tour, the guide is very knowledgeable of the family that lived in the house that the Union took over for those three days and made it into a makeshift hospital and... More

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