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

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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 18 and 19:
    "War So Terrible": Medical Living History Program

    Saturday and Sunday, 10 am - 4 pm
    Compare and contrast the treatment received by soldiers during the Civil War with the treatment that our wounded warriors now receive by viewing examples of modern military field hospitals. Then tour the Harper House to learn about Civil War era medicine. These daytime programs will also feature artillery, infantry, and home-front demonstrations throughout both days, and are free.
    Nighttime Hospital Tours:`
    (Saturday Evening Only, March 18)
    On Saturday night, the Harper House and grounds will be transformed back in time to the XIV Corps field hospital as it may have looked on that first night of the battle, 152 years ago. Tour guides will lead visitors on a historical journey as they search for loved ones that were injured in the fighting. These special evening hospital reenactments are ticketed events, and tickets may only be purchased the day of the event. Due to the graphic nature of this program, parental discretion is advised.


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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) 594-0070
Email: bentonville@ncdcr.gov
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.

Admission

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


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