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“History of the US”

Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
Ranked #3 of 68 things to do in Greensboro
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Petersburg, Illinois
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41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“History of the US”
Reviewed July 1, 2012

great for walking, paved trails; AWESOME statues
and a very special Museum store with continues video
presentations.

Visited June 2012
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Greensboro, NC
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“Nice picnic spot”
Reviewed July 1, 2012

Great place for a picnic, even if it's just subs, lots of space and history and quiet beauty.

Visited June 2012
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Hickory, North Carolina
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93 reviews
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“Great Place for Family Outing”
Reviewed June 17, 2012

This park is not only important to our nation as a historical site, but it is also fun to visit and walk the trails. The park has paths that are for hikers only, and it also has a loop with very light traffic that accomodates cars, cyclers, and hikers. None of the trails are strenous, and the scenery is great. The footpaths pass monuments that are scattered throughout the park commemorating individuals or units that were involved in the conflict. The park also has a visitor's center and gift shop located near the entrance. The ranger on duty was very helpful in giving advice on hiking in the park. There is also a film that plays every hour that explains the battle and its importance to the war.

Visited June 2012
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Fairfield, California
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59 reviews
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“Interesting look at an important battle in the war for independence.”
Reviewed June 14, 2012

As the movie in the visitors center explains, this battle was of signal importance in our revolution because of the amount of casualties inflicted upon the British. Well, the place has been cleaned up since that fight, and now makes a lovely park for a picnic and walk.

The Visitors Center is well done, and informative. The walking trail (paved) through the park is well posted with signs explaining the significance of various stops along the way. The tree-lines, etc., have changed somewhat over the last 230 years (but really, haven't we all?) so the signs help the sojourner picture the scene as it was. This is especially helpful given the heavily forested nature of the park, and the size of the original battlefield (large). There are some fairly impressive monuments, canons, etc. located throughout. i should think this would be a nice outing for someone wheelchair-bound. Lots of paved trails and beautiful grounds.

There is a very interesting reconstruction of an 18th century frontier farm located at the place where the British formed for their attack, now called the Colonial Heritage Center.

Visited May 2012
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georgia
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“of historic interest”
Reviewed June 6, 2012

We recently visited Guilford Courthouse because of an interest in history. The visitor center shows an excellent movie explaining the battle from the perspective of a militia man, a Continental soldier and a British soldier. There is also a good selection of books at the gift shop. The staff is friendly and informative. We walked to view the monuments near the visitor center and then drove through the park to view some of the others. The Greene monument is very impressive. Many locals use the park though the day we visited it was not crowded. If you are on a driving trip going south on I85 you may also find Kings Mt. battlefield and Cowpens battlefield of interest as well since these were part of the same campaign and you may appreciate how far those soldiers had to travel on foot.

Visited May 2012
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