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

  • Note: Due to roof repairs, the Harper House will be closed to the public through September 2nd. We apologize for any inconvenience to our visitors.


  • 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

  • October 28:
    Fall Festival and Living History

    Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm
    Bring the family and celebrate fall at Bentonville Battlefield! Activities include hayrides, carnival games based on 19th century games, corn shucking contest, townball (19th century baseball), and more! Visitors will also learn about 19th century farm life, and the chores that women and children were suddenly responsible to perform. Demonstrations include open hearth cooking, children's games, spinning, sewing, and more.


  • Stay tuned for upcoming events . . .
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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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