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“There are spirits in this place”

Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
Ranked #3 of 68 things to do in Greensboro
Certificate of Excellence
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“There are spirits in this place”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Revolutionary War spirits, that is. One of the smallest national parks in the country, this park is big on visitor satisfaction. It is manageable in size, but huge in scale insofar as historical experience. The centerpiece is the fabulous statue of General Nathaniel Greene, who led the Americans against Cornwallis in one of the most bitterly fought battles of the Revolutionary War. The park is impeccably kept, with grounds, forest and footpaths criss-crossing the landscape. There are statues and even a couple of gravesites dotting the grounds, and the visitor's center is about as thorough in its description of the events that took place here as any you will find. The rangers and staff answer any and all questions and when reenactments take place, you really feel history come alive. If you're not in a history-studying mood, this is one of the most beautiful places in the city for walking, running, or even driving through a wooded, natural, and picturesque example of our nation's sacred battlegrounds.

Visited November 2013
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North Carolina
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66 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“Nice park with plenty of trails”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

I enjoyed my recent visit to this park and found it to be a great location if you wanted plenty of trails and areas to hike. It was beautiful and I could have spent many more hours there,

Visited May 2013
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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60 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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“Guilford Courthouse National Military Park”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a great local park in the spring/summer/fall to park and walk to all the monuments and read the history of the battle fought here. It is also a local favorite spot for taking a walk. Every day, you will see folks walking the entire Park. Walkers can do just the street portion or deviate off onto the trails throughout the park. Visitors should stop at the Visitors Center first for an overview of the park and its history. Go to the bathroom first.

Visited August 2013
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Winston Salem
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Relive the American Revolution by Walking the Beautiful Pathways”
Reviewed November 2, 2013

Best to start at the visitor's center. A professionally made video - very well done with help from the North Carolina School of the Arts, gives visitors an excellent summary of who this particular battle, late in the war, led to the final British debacle at Yorktown and the surrender of Cornwallis. The "map room" uses technology to demonstrate the battle lines. Both above items are suitable for all ages. The museum, though sparse, contains dioramas and artifacts. There is also a superb gift shop. Exiting out the eastern door, follow the path to the impressive statue of General Nathaniel Greene. The various paths trace the battle lines of both sides. This park is highly educational for students if background information on Cornwallis' southern campaign is discussed and the subsequent defeat at Yorktown. The pathways are easy to walk.

Visited October 2013
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Great, quiet place to walk”
Reviewed October 31, 2013

This is my favorite park in Greensboro for walking. It is always quiet and very full of hills, so it can give you a better work out than a lot of the flatter parks in Greensboro. It's also beautiful and full of wildlife. If you're out at dawn or dusk, I can almost promise you'll run across a deer or two walking in this park. It's just a great place to unwind.

Visited July 2013
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