Things To Do

Three men read an exhibit panel and an obelisk monument stands behind them with a forest.
Learn about the battle with outdoor exhibit panels and monuments.

National Park Service

Explore the Battle of Guilford Courthouse

Welcome to Guilford Courthouse National Military Park! We are currently modifying operations for COVID-19 and currently in-person interpretive programs are closed. But there are ways that you can still digitally visit the park. Please follow our Current Conditions page for the most up to date information regarding visitor services.

This park is a Revolutionary War battlefield that commemorates the Battle of Guilford Courthouse between Maj. General Nathanael Greene's milita and Continental army versus Lord Charles Earl Cornwallis British and Hessian army, on March 15, 1781. Whether you seek the footsteps of soldiers or enjoy a walk through the forest, the park offers a reflective space for you to ponder and explore this battle of the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution. You can chose from a variety of activities designed for youth, adults, individuals, and families!

We recommend that you begin your tour at the Visitor Center the perfect first stop to begin your historical tour of this battlefield. Park rangers or volunteers at the information desk will give you a map of the battlefield. You can learn about the pivotal role the Battle of Guilford Courthouse played at the near conclusion of the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution.
 
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Look for these Battlefield Tour Stop signs when you take the cell phone tour.

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Self-Guided Cell Phone Tours with OnCell

Guilford Courthouse National Military Park offers three self-guided cell phone tours. Dial (336)525-3009 to begin. Listen to the prompts and dial the number of the story you would like to listen to. Each message lasts 2 to 3 minutes. The guide is free, but you must use your own cell service and minutes.

Battle of Guilford Courthouse

Access the OnCell Tour website for guided audio to tour the battlefield on foot. Starts 75 yards from the Visitor Center on the historic New Garden Road.

Tour Stops include:

1. Introduction to the Battle
2. The First Line of Battle
3. The Second Line of Battle
4. Separate Action
5. Approach to the Third Line
6. The Third Line of Battle
7. Guilford Courthouse

Hoskins Farm

Access the OnCell Tour website for guided audio to tour the Hoskins Farmstead site, located at 2200 New Garden Road. Joseph and Hannah Hoskins purchased this 150-acre farmstead in May 1778, the third year of the Revolutionary War. Having fled the war in Chester County, Pennsylvania, imagine how they must have felt when the war came, not just to their county, but to their farm.

Tour Stops include:

1. Introduction and the Revolution
2. Fleeing from Battle
3. The Hoskins Family
4. The Kitchen
5. The Barn

Beyond the Battle: National Park, Local Stories

Access the OnCell Tour website to listen to stories from oral histories with park staff and residents of Greensboro. Did you know there used to be a drive-in movie theater at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park? This park commemorates a battle from the 1780s and was founded in the 1880s, but the story doesn't end there. In the recent past, romance were sparked at a drive-in theater, people discovered the fun of living history, and the land transformed from a rural plot to an oasis of nature in our city. Listen in to the stories of park staff and Greensboro residents as they share what this park means to them.

Tour Stops include:

1. Hoskins Farm Site
2. Monument Row
3. Urban Green Space
4. Drive-In Theater
5. Changing Battle Line
6. Courthouse Site
 
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    Activities Not Allowed in the Park

    Guilford Courthouse National Military Park is a protected battlefield, and on this battlefield hundreds of soldiers shed blood and fought to create this nation. There are also unmarked and unknown grave locations. Please help us honor these soldiers by not participating in any of the following:

    • Metal detecting: removing artifacts is a federal crime that will lead to severe penalties.
    • Picnicking on the lawns, or at the General Greene Monument.
    • Recreational activities of any kind, including but not limited to: ball playing, sunbathing, hammock use, kite flying, or frisbee throwing.
    • Skateboarding or rollerblading

    Last updated: October 9, 2020

    Contact the Park

    Mailing Address:

    2332 New Garden Road
    Greensboro, NC 27410

    Phone:

    (336) 288-1776 x232
    This phone number extension will direct your call to the Visitor Center where you can speak with a Park Ranger or Volunteer.

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