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Peaceful Visit

Calm, uncrowded walk to enjoy history. Staff is consistently welcoming and knowledgeable. Teacher... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kim H
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Roanoke, Virginia
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Beautiful history lesson

Several trails and walkways to honor our Revoluntary Soldiers, everything is free, a great place to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jellebeens1958
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Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Calm, uncrowded walk to enjoy history. Staff is consistently welcoming and knowledgeable. Teacher discount at gift shop. Has parking but check lot hours--may close when visitors' center does. Has suffered some recent weather damage in park to pathways.

Thank Kim H
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Several trails and walkways to honor our Revoluntary Soldiers, everything is free, a great place to come and walk safely. Easy and quick to get to, yet very peaceful while you're there.

Thank Jellebeens1958
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The visitor center here has two movies (one animated, one live action) that tell the story of the battle against Cornwallis here. There's also a good gallery that takes you through the story of the southern campaign in general. You can learn a lot in the visitor center. Unfortunately, the road around the battle area was closed because of the aftereffects of a recent tropical storm. Still, worth a visit.

Thank putnik123
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am an outdoor lover and have spent most of my life hiking, climbing and enjoying all that nature offers us all and Guilford Courthouse National Military Park has it all, well except for mountains. It's a great place to explore, walk and learn a lot about our local history as it unfolded within this wonderful place. It also has a trail that will take you to Country Park, another wonderful park to take your family. You can walk around the small lake, rent paddle boats or go to the Greensboro Science center. I recommend without any hesitation that you visit our National Military Park and when you're done walking and exploring, walk across the street to their Military Museum. It is worth the time for just yourself, family, well you get my point. Now go and explore......

Thank Dale G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This park is beautiful for taking a leisurely walk and educational if you would like to learn about the role of Guilford Courthouse in the Revolutionary War. There are several trails and statues that honor Revolutionary War patriots. A very enjoyable morning or afternoon experience. There is no admission charge.

Thank SouthernBred59
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The re-enacted film is quite lengthy and covers most aspects of that day's battle. The short film covers the tactical maneuvers and gives you a very god idea of how the two armies approached each other. the park rangers were very knowledgeable and helpful.
The original battlefield is somewhat overgrown, but still gives a sense of how the two armies had to contend with terrain and woodland. An important battle of the Southern and shouldn't be overlooked. Happy trails.

Thank r1manchester
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

We try to visit all the military parks and battlefields when we can...History needs to be preserved and saved. Guilford is nicely setup area with plenty of explanations to self guide your visit.

Thank Robin S
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Reviewed September 14, 2018

We were only able to view the exhibits and the two films. The short film was focused on strategy as seen on a map recorded at the time. The longer film worked to give firsthand views of the battle - before, during and after. This included officers, regular army, militia and Blacks on both sides. The driving rout was closed the day we visited (I don’t know why and our visit was late in the day which may have been the reason)

Thank Debby n
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Reviewed September 14, 2018

So there aren't a lot of hills, this might not be the place for a work-out style hike, but what this place is amazing for is a casual stroll.

I think this place would be great for kids because they can try to find all the different statues in the park, maybe give them a sheet of paper so they could tally it? What an awesome piece of history!

1  Thank Hannah K
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Reviewed September 11, 2018

I’ve started breaking up longer car trips to include overnight stops and a visit to favorite bookstores, new museums, battlefields, etc. so I recently was able to visit Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, preserving a major portion of the battlefield in modern Greensboro, North Carolina. The Park has a Visitor’s Center with parking near the entrance. The Center presents some exhibits related to the battle including a reproduction British Army ‘grasshopper’ gun and a very nice collection of artwork on the battle by Don Troiani. A roughly 30 minute long film is shown in the Visitor’s Center theatre every hour and there is a shorter 10 minute program animating the battlefield maps to illustrate the course of the battle.
The park today is mostly wooded just as this area was at the time of the battle and covers about 250 acres of the original battlefield with suburbia butting up against on every side. The spaces occupied by the flanks of both armies, however, are now either in the adjacent cemetery, a county park, or neighboring subdivisions. The park proper also crosses the local commuter road of Old Battleground Road but there are traffic signals to get you across it to the other part of the battlefield.
Brochures and cd-audio guides available in the Visitor’s Center shop direct you along a 2.25 mile long self-guided tour featuring 8 stops each with one or more placards relating to the people and events of interest at that stop. These stops are linked to the park-wide system of paved walking trails which while rough in spots appear wheelchair accessible (you might want to contact the Park staff before visiting to make sure this is still true). A wider grass pathway through the park follows the original trace of the Great Salisbury Wagon Road (Historic New Garden Road) which brought the armies together at this spot. Also indicated is an approximate area location for the long lost actual Guilford Courthouse which gave its name to the battlefield.
The main part of the battle lasted about two hours and I easily spent that much time in the Visitor’s Center, the Shop, as well as driving from stop to stop on the auto tour and walking to all of the related markers and sites at each stop. Frankly, I could happily spend most of a day here pursuing a more detailed and slower paced examination of the battle from beginning to end.
The largest battle of the American Revolution fought in the Carolinas, Guilford Courthouse offers many interesting aspects of warfare of the period from tactics to logistics, from command to the factors that support of breakdown an individual soldier’s morale. The outlines of the battle itself as fought by both sides may be familiar to fans of the film “The Patriot” which drew upon elements of this battle and The Cowpens for its fictional major battle. The park has been very much adopted by local runners, walkers, cyclists, and dog walkers which at least suggests likely support for its continued preservation (and a need for caution if you drive or bicycle during your visit.)

Thank RobertAMosher
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