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.

  • 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

  • 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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