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Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site

5466 Harper House Rd, Four Oaks, NC 27524-9125
+1 910-594-0789
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Take the time

Have driven by this battlefield many times on I95. Decided to check it out. Really enjoyed it. The... read more

Reviewed May 11, 2017
Land O Lakes
via mobile
Very Interesting

You need open ended time in your schedule to fully experience this historic site. We were able to... read more

Reviewed May 3, 2017
Charleston, South Carolina
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The Battle of Bentonville, fought March 19-21, 1865, was the last full-scale action of the Civil War in which a Confederate army was able to mount a tactical offensive. This major battle, the largest ever fought in North Carolina, was the only significant attempt to defeat the large Union army of Gen. William T. Sherman during its march through the Carolinas in the spring of 1865.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“civil war” (38 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
5466 Harper House Rd, Four Oaks, NC 27524-9125
+1 910-594-0789
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Reviewed May 11, 2017 via mobile

Have driven by this battlefield many times on I95. Decided to check it out. Really enjoyed it. The Harper House was very interesting and the driving tour was excellent. Take the time to check out the last major battle of the Civil War.)!

Thank Bill2122
Reviewed May 3, 2017

You need open ended time in your schedule to fully experience this historic site. We were able to see the video that provided a baseline of history for us before heading out to the house and other buildings. The trees on the property were unusual...More

Thank judygustafson
Reviewed March 19, 2017

I first visited this site shortly after it was donated to the state when I was a small child on a cold winter day as my Daddy held my hand and we walked through the old house as he explained that the dark spots on...More

Thank angsw72
Reviewed March 18, 2017

I recommend visiting, because the history is amazing. I went in my younger years and still remember it to this day. However, the facebook page is poorly managed and some of the information is misleading. I took off of work for an event that was...More

Thank merly82
Reviewed February 27, 2017

I had never heard of Bentonville Battlefield until we were driving down the highway one day and happened to pass a sign indicating that the next exit was the exit for Bentonville Battlefield. Since we're always eager to tour historic sites, I whipped out my...More

Thank katsusanna
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Did you know that one of the final battles of the Civil War did not involve Lee and Grant? While grant was chasing Lee across southern Virginia General Sherman was on his way north from Savannah to close the vice. But Joe Johnston, Braxton Bragg...More

Thank Rick B
Reviewed January 31, 2017

I've been to a number of battle fields in my old age but this one had a profound affect. I can't explain why, but I have to believe it is the way the road side signs explain the day. You can visualize what was happening,...More

Thank Ron P
Reviewed December 29, 2016

I was humbled by the history of this site as I am a disabled veteran myself of the US Army after 20 years. The staff was vary helpful as my wife is working on her US citizenship and I wanted her to see first hand...More

Thank gtadennis
Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

We visited the Bentonville site specifically to see if we could track down where my great-grandfather, a barely 18 year old 'substitute' draftee from MN, fought. Shane, one of the guides, not only looked up and gave us directions to where his unit was located...More

Thank sgw44
Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

The major action at Bentonville is known as the last stand of the Confederacy and was the last large-scale battle of the US Civil War. The visitor's center is a great starting point. Start with the 15 minute film and then watch the battle evolve...More

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I visited today and at the brickwalk/statue a sweet tan dog came up to me and was practically begging for attention. He came very close to the road and was even "playing" with the oncoming traffic! My heart broke leaving him there as he was even drinking from the green puddles by the parking area. Has anyone seen this dog, or know if he has a home?
November 26, 2016|
Response from Gary L | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea of the owner but since the Hurricane Matthew there has been some missed placed pets. If you ever see something like that again notify the staff or call 919-934-8474 Johnston County takes great pride in our... More
Hi, my mother-in-law is interested in visiting the battlefield. she is a civil war buff. how long should we allow for a visit? thanks
April 11, 2015|
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Response from dabare | Reviewed this property |
At least half a day...its spread out and you need your phone to get the information on each stop. Visit Harper House and view the battle in the info center before going to the battlefield. Aversboro is close...may be an hour... More