Guilford Courthouse National Military Park

Guilford Courthouse National Military Park

Things To Do

Indoor Activities

Welcome and come on in!

Begin your park visit at the visitor center. Here, you will find information on the park and the battle. Rangers or volunteers at the information desk are glad to help you with answers and assistance.

Experience the award winning exhibits and audio visual programs that will help you learn about the Battle of Guilford Courthouse. They include a thirty-two minute live-action theater film, "Another Such Victory" (shown on the hour); a ten-minute animated Battle Map Program explaining the tactics of the battle (shown on the :15 and :45 of the hour); and colorful museum exhibits combining informative text with original artifacts and weaponry.

A twenty-minute tactile Battle Map program is available to any sight-impaired visitor.

Also in the visitor center is a bookstore (operated by Eastern National) offering visitors over 600 publications and theme-related items for sale on the battle and the Revolutionary War.

A narrated automobile tour of the battlefield on CD is also available for sale. Bookstore hours are the same as the visitor center.

Nearby Attractions

Greensboro Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

Tannenbaum Historic Park

Greensboro Historical Museum

Natural Science Center

Greensboro Country Park

Bur-Mil Park

Price Park

Greensboro Children's Museum

Alamance Battleground

North Carolina Zoological Park

Old Salem

Things To Do

VISITOR CENTER

Park Visitor Center Open 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Phone (336) 288-1776

The park visitor center and park headquarters are located near the park entrance on New Garden Road (2332 New Garden Road).

Begin your park visit at the visitor center. Here, you will find information on the park and the battle. Rangers or volunteers at the information desk are glad to help you with answers and assistance.

Primary facilities in the visitor center are:

  • Thirty-two minute live-action theater film, "Another Such Victory" (shown on the hour)
  • Ten-minute animated Battle Map Program explaining the tactics of the battle (shown on the :15 and :45 of the hour)
  • Colorful museum exhibits combining informative text with original artifacts and weaponry

A twenty-minute tactile Battle Map program is available to any sight-impaired visitor. Also in the visitor center is a bookstore (operated by Eastern National) offering visitors over 600 publications and theme-related items for sale on the battle and the Revolutionary War. A narrated automobile tour of the battlefield on CD is also available for sale. Bookstore hours are the same as the visitor center.

Outdoor Activities

Have it your way! Explore the battlefield by automobile, bicycle, or on foot.

Eight tour stops with wayside exhibits are along the battlefield tour road. Parking for cars and buses available at each stop.

Those touring on bicycle can use the bicycle lane on the one way tour road. Bicycle racks are provided at the battlefield tour stops. Please be careful when crossing Old Battleground Road and New Garden Road. Remember to travel the correct direction on the one way tour road, wear your helmet, and always yield to pedestrians.

Those who enjoy hiking can take advantage of the 2.5 miles of battlefield walking trails. Remember, you are in a National Park and may encounter wildlife on your journey. Never feed or approach any of the wildlife and report any unusual animal behavior to park staff.

However you decide to tour this special place, you will be able to enjoy the outdoors and see history come to life!

Twenty-eight monuments within the park honor Revolutionary soldiers, statesmen, heroes, and heroines. William Hooper and John Penn, two of North Carolina's three signers of the Declaration of Independence, are buried under the Signers' Monument. A large equestrian statue of General Nathanael Greene dominates the monument honoring the soldiers of the Southern Army and its leader.

For your convenience, there is a comfort station located at Tour Stop 6.