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

Teaching Material

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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

  • November 11:
    Site Closed

    We will be closed in observance of Veteran's Day (state holiday) on Tuesday, November 11th, reopening Wednesday, November 12th on our regular schedule. "Thank You" to all veterans for your service.


  • December 6:
    A Civil War Christmas

    Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm
    Come celebrate a Civil War Christmas during this Holiday Open House event. Costumed interpreters will decorate the kitchen in festive themes using natural materials such as holly, magnolia, fruits, & popcorn strands. Visitors can enjoy cookies and cider while listening to period music. Costumed military interpreters will be available to discuss how the common soldier spent his time on furlough with friends and family.


Bentonville Battlefield Information

Contact Us

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