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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
Type: Battlefields
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: A Civil War battlefield that has remained nearly untouched since the war.
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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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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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
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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
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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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Corona
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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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spain
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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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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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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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Newton Grove, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This is an historical treasure hidden away and off the beaten path, yet an easy ride from Raleigh. Knowing I was walking on the same ground of the last major battle of the Civil War and where Sherman was fought by General Johnston, as well as touring the Harper House which served as a field hospital, really brought the reality... More

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

I visited the Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site mainly to enhance my knowledge of the American Civil War. The battle is not that well known, I hadn't heard of it until I moved to North Carolina. However it was the largest battle in the state and had about the same number of participants and casualties as the 1st Battle of... More

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