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Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site

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Address: 5466 Harper House Road, Four Oaks, NC 27524
Phone Number: (910) 594-0789
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Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: A Civil War battlefield that has remained nearly untouched since the war.

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About 20 minutes off I-95 is the Battlefield of Bentonville. This was one of the last big battles of the Civil war and one of the most bloody in North Carolina. It's a great stop... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Haverford, Pennsylvania
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Haverford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

About 20 minutes off I-95 is the Battlefield of Bentonville. This was one of the last big battles of the Civil war and one of the most bloody in North Carolina. It's a great stop, especially if you want to educate kids about the Civil War. There is a farm house that served as a Confederate Hospital after this battle.... More 

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Dousman, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We were so lucky to be able to attend the activities and participate in some fun things in and around this battlefield as there was a large re enactment going on that weekend. For any Civil War History buff this is a must as it marks the "end of the Civil War".

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Holly Ridge, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Staff was friendy and the assistant manager was very knowledgable about the history of the battle and site. Site is well kept

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Drawn to the 150th anniversary of the battle and the reenactment thereof, as a first-time visitor to the battlefield, I want to return at a quieter time to ponder the full scope of those three to four days in March 1865. Kudos, kudos and kudos to the community volunteers and the Civil War Trust for expanding a significant NC State... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Got there early and parked, an hour later you had to park a mile down the road and walk. Took a look inside the house and the museum. Then, over to all the tents that were set up with many demonstrations. After that, we went down to the encampment to see the soldiers tents and how they cooked. Very informative.... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The Battle of Bentonville was the largest Civil War battle fought in North Carolina. Approximately 60,000 Union troops and 21,000 Confederate troops staged a three day engagement, the same length of time as the battle at Gettysburg, and ended virtually in a stalemate. Ironically, three weeks after the battle ended, General Robert E. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia... More 

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north carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This was a huge event and had been advertised all over NC. I packed my own picnic lunch and did not have to deal with the food tent. It was a great day. I am a photographer and this event was difficult to shoot with all the visitors to get a period looking shot. However the nice folks and the... More 

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Detroit
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

This battlefield is where Johnson surrendered to Sherman ending the Civil War for North Carolina. The visitor center was getting ready for the battle's 150th anniversary later in March. Stop in the visitor's center.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The reenactment was planned great,lots of helpful people but the food from the fire department sucks,Sunday morning ordered a sausage,cheese sandwich bread was cold so of course it made everything else cold were told had no cheese I bet you could do better in picking food vendors for a big reenactment such as this,have 2 or 3 food vendors that... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

God, Family, Country. The perspective of what and why these men fought here is sobering. At the 150th reenactment, well over 100k people witnessed what happened during that battle. The location has placards and plenty of historians waiting to offer education related to this historical event. Very good use of time.

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