Guilford Courthouse National Military Park

Overview

This battlefield park, created in 1917, is actually the first revolutionary war battlefield in the United States protected by the Federal government. Explore the exhibit area in the visitor center and take a look at the films presented hourly and study an informational brochure. Primary facilities in the visitor center are 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. The battle fought here on March 15, 1781, was the largest, most hotly-contested action of the Revolutionary War's climactic Southern Campaign. The serious loss of British manpower suffered at Guilford Courthouse foreshadowed Lord Cornwallis's final defeat at Yorktown seven months later.

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Seasonality / Weather

Summers: warm to hot and humid; occasional thunderstorm; Spring and Fall: cool with rainy periods; Winter: mild and cold; snow and ice possible in January and February. Wear comfortable clothing for the season; good walking shoes.

Directions

Driving: 

I-85 SOUTH: As you near Greensboro on I-85 North. Merge onto I-40 West/I-73 North (Exit #120 B) toward Winston-Salem. Merge onto I-73 North/Future I-840 (Exit #212 A) toward BRYAN BLVD/PTI AIRPORT. Take Exit 3 toward BRYAN BLVD East, toward downtown. Merge onto BRYAN BLVD and take the NEW GARDEN ROAD Exit. Turn left off of the exit and go 2.2 miles to Guilford Courthouse NMP 2332 New Garden Road.
I-85 NORTH: As you near Greensboro, take BUSINESS I-85. Exit on HOLDEN ROAD (Exit #34). Turn right on HOLDEN ROAD; go north approximately six miles; crossing BRYAN BOULEVARD to BENJAMIN PARKWAY; turn left on BENJAMIN PARKWAY,go one block and turn left on BATTLEGROUND AVENUE (US HIGHWAY 220 NORTH); go north on BATTLEGROUND AVENUE approximately three miles to NEW GARDEN ROAD. Turn right on NEW GARDEN ROAD to Guilford Courthouse NMP at 2332 New Garden Rd.
I-40 EAST: As you enter Greensboro, merge onto I-73 North/Future I-840 (Exit #24) toward BRYAN BLVD/PTI AIRPORT. Take Exit 3 toward BRYAN BLVD East, toward downtown. Merge onto BRYAN BLVD and take the NEW GARDEN ROAD Exit. Turn left off of the exit and go 2.2 miles to Guilford Courthouse NMP 2332 New Garden Road.
FROM THE AIRPORT: Take AIRPORT PARKWAY east (this becomes BRYAN BOULEVARD). Exit at NEW GARDEN ROAD. Turn left on NEW GARDEN ROAD. Go east 2 1/2 miles on NEW GARDEN ROAD, crossing BATTLEGROUND AVENUE, to Guilford Courthouse NMP at 2332 New Garden Rd.

Flying: 

Greensboro is serviced by an international airport. Raleigh/Durham International Airport is 60 miles east. Charlotte Douglas International Airport is 90 miles south