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Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site

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Worth the drive

The staff was very knowledgeable as well as friendly. A great piece of history to visit. Grave... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Clayton, North Carolina
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Highly Recommend

Recently moved to the area and this was a special treat to learn about NC history and to take the... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
Grand Blanc MI
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“major battle”(7 reviews)
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
5466 Harper House Rd, Hard to pull up..should be listed as Bentonville NC not FourOaks, Four Oaks, NC 27524-9125
+1 910-594-0789
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff was very knowledgeable as well as friendly. A great piece of history to visit. Grave sites are well kept honoring the fallen from this battle. It is rather spread out so may be best to drive or take the tour.

Thank azcat1218
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Recently moved to the area and this was a special treat to learn about NC history and to take the tour of the Harper House, museum video, and drive through the narrated battle field area's. I was inspired to plan on visiting the other Civil...More

Thank gwkelley
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

The location is ok, should have been more sign and information. The place are of historical interest so great to have been here

Thank arnebirkeland
Reviewed 3 May 2018

Through the good graces of my patient wife and the welcoming staff of the Bentonville historic site, I celebrated my birthday with a guided tour of the battlefield. The Visitor Center features artifacts, interpretive displays and a 20-minute film, which together effectively describe the importance...More

Thank dmac262
Reviewed 29 April 2018

The Bentonville, North Carolina Civil War battlefield was the site of the largest and bloodiest battle in North Carolina, March 19 through March 21, 1865. The Union had already taken Wilmington, NC, cutting off the Confedrates' supply lines. The war was in its waning months,...More

Thank Joe D
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We went both days back in 2015 for the 150th anniversary of the battle....Let me tell ya it was GREAT!!! Any time you hear they are putting on a battle...come. To this visit it so quiet compared to our last visit... Its like Gettysburg in...More

Thank johnnyquest111
Reviewed 10 February 2018

Bentonville Battlefield, located between Fayetteville and Goldsboro, was the site of the largest land battle fought on North Carolina soil. A portion of the battlefield is preserved today as a state historic site. A visitor center features a collection of weapons and artifacts pertaining to...More

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Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

The visitors center provided a ton of info and the staff was great. Toured the main battlefield and was amazed by the size of the battle. Very interesting

Thank John R
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Great little driving tour to see where things were at during the Civil War. The cemetery and field with monuments were interesting. Unfortunately, because it had "rained", the house was not open to be toured because the "roof" needed to be fixed? Bad excuse. I...More

Thank sandy g
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Excellent Portrayal & Detailed Actions of the Fight that took Place on this Hallowed Ground as 1 of the Last Stands of Confederacy vs Union Forces unfolded toward the End of the Great Conflict known as Civil War (War between the States/ No.vs So./War of...More

Thank mike22457
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27 November 2016|
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I have no idea of the owner but since the Hurricane Matthew there has been some missed placed pets. If you ever see something like that again notify the staff or call 919-934-8474 Johnston County takes great pride in our... More
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Response from dabare | Reviewed this property |
At least half a day...its spread out and you need your phone to get the information on each stop. Visit Harper House and view the battle in the info center before going to the battlefield. Aversboro is close...may be an hour... More