Bentonville Battlefield

Civil War – A National Historic Landmark

The Battle of Bentonville, fought March 19-21, 1865, was the last full-scale action of the Civil War in which a Confederate army was able to mount a tactical offensive. This major battle, the largest ever fought in North Carolina, was the only significant attempt to defeat the large Union army of Gen. William T. Sherman during its march through the Carolinas in the spring of 1865. Continued

The Battle

Battle Maps

The Armies

The Site Today

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Bentonville Battlefield

What's New

  • New Hours!
    We now operate Tuesdays through Saturdays 9am - 5pm.

  • Cell Phone Audio Tours
    Whether on-site or not, you can call 910-535-2008 anytime, or go online to learn more about the batttle through pre-recorded narration. This is a free service; regular usage minutes may apply.

Upcoming Events

  • March 21 - 22:
    150th Anniversary

    Saturday and Sunday, 9 am - 5 pm
    Visit North Carolina's largest Civil War reenactment! Experience the roar of battle on parts of original battlefield for the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Bentonville.
    Saturday's Battle, "The Fight for Morris Farm" will take place at 3pm. Visitors are encouraged to be at the battle location by 2pm, as sections for ground seating, chairs and standing room only will fill up fast. Please note that battles will not begin until those seated on the ground are in place.
    Sunday's Battle, "Last Grand Charge of the Army of Tennessee and Morgan's Stand" will begin at 1:30pm. Visitors are encouraged to be at the battle location by 12 noon, as seating will fill up fast.
    The 2015 event is sponsored by the Friends of Bentonville Battlefield, NC Historic Sites and Properties, the NC Department of Cultural Resources and the Johnston County Visitors View encampments, speakers, and battles. Battle scenarios are ticketed, all other activities are free. For more information visit

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Bentonville Battlefield Information

Contact Us

Bentonville Battlefield
5466 Harper House Road
Four Oaks, N.C. 27524
Phone: (910) 594-0789
Fax: (910) 594-0074
GPS: 35.30227788980, -78.32202352590

Hours of Operation

Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Closed Sunday and Monday.

Closed most major holidays, call for information.


No admission fee, unless noted. Donations are accepted and appreciated.

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