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.

  • Bentonville App and Cell Phone Tours:
    Bentonville has partnered with the Johnston County Visitors Bureau to offer a free app for the battlefield and the Carolinas Campaign in Johnston County. The Bentonville Battlefield app is available on the web, in the App Store, on Google Play, or simply by calling (910) 535-2008.

Upcoming Events

  • September 28, 29, and 30:
    "Two Weeks of Fury"
    Symposium and Tour

    The Two Weeks of Fury Symposium will begin with an optional half-day on Friday, Sept. 28, in Kinston. Friday evening will include a key-note lecture with dinner at The Barn at Broadslab Saturday's tours begin with a rare trip to Monroe's Crossroads battlefield and a guided tour of Civil War Fayetteville and Averasboro. Saturday will wrap-up with an intimate meet and greet at Bentonville Battlefield featuring heavy hors d'oeuvre and drinks. Sunday will conclude with a guided tour of Bentonville Battlefield.

    Only 100 tickets will be sold, with a limit of 25 for the optional Friday half-day. Tickets include two meals, snacks, water, soda, and Saturday evening hors d'oeuvre and drinks. Your price includes venue admissions and a copy of Mark Moore's Historical Guide to Bentonville, an excellent map guidebook of the Carolinas Campaign. The price for the event will be $350 or $395 if you include the Kinston trip on Friday afternoon.

  • October 20:
    Fall Festival and Living History

    Satuday, 10 am - until
    Bring the family and celebrate fall at Bentonville Battlefield! Activities include wagon rides, carnival games based on 19th century games, corn shucking contest, mini pumpkin hunt, 19th century baseball, and more! Admission is free, some activities require tickets.

  • Stay tuned for upcoming events . . .

View NC DNCR Upcoming Events Calendar

Bentonville Battlefield Information

Contact Us

Bentonville Battlefield
5466 Harper House Road
Four Oaks, N.C. 27524
Phone: (910) 594-0789
Fax: (910) 594-0070
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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