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Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site

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Address: 5466 Harper House Rd, Four Oaks, NC 27524-9125
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+1 910-594-0789
09:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The Battle of Bentonville, fought March 19-21, 1865, was the last...

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.

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I first visited this site shortly after it was donated to the state when I was a small child on a cold winter day as my Daddy held my hand and we walked through the old house as... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Garner, North Carolina
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Garner, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I first visited this site shortly after it was donated to the state when I was a small child on a cold winter day as my Daddy held my hand and we walked through the old house as he explained that the dark spots on the floor were blood stains from the soldiers who had been wounded in the battle.... More 

Thank angsw72
Goldsboro, North Carolina
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I recommend visiting, because the history is amazing. I went in my younger years and still remember it to this day. However, the facebook page is poorly managed and some of the information is misleading. I took off of work for an event that was supposed to begin at 7pm. I often checked the site to be sure the event... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had never heard of Bentonville Battlefield until we were driving down the highway one day and happened to pass a sign indicating that the next exit was the exit for Bentonville Battlefield. Since we're always eager to tour historic sites, I whipped out my phone to research the site and discovered that the Battle of Bentonville was part of... More 

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Clayton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Did you know that one of the final battles of the Civil War did not involve Lee and Grant? While grant was chasing Lee across southern Virginia General Sherman was on his way north from Savannah to close the vice. But Joe Johnston, Braxton Bragg and Wade Hampton had other ideas. They rounded up all the rebs they could find... More 

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

I've been to a number of battle fields in my old age but this one had a profound affect. I can't explain why, but I have to believe it is the way the road side signs explain the day. You can visualize what was happening, since many of the fields remain as they were then. Take the kids, dragging if... More 

Thank Ron P
Jacksonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

I was humbled by the history of this site as I am a disabled veteran myself of the US Army after 20 years. The staff was vary helpful as my wife is working on her US citizenship and I wanted her to see first hand our history of slavery, the reason we went to war, and the battlefields with in... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We visited the Bentonville site specifically to see if we could track down where my great-grandfather, a barely 18 year old 'substitute' draftee from MN, fought. Shane, one of the guides, not only looked up and gave us directions to where his unit was located at Bentonville, but also dug up some information on line about when and where he... More 

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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

The major action at Bentonville is known as the last stand of the Confederacy and was the last large-scale battle of the US Civil War. The visitor's center is a great starting point. Start with the 15 minute film and then watch the battle evolve with the narrated lighted explanation. The visitor's center has a great small display and gift... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

This North Carolina parks facility is a nice small facility that really brings to life the battle and the area at the time of the civil war. A good film sets the scene and a driving tour takes you through the rest. Loads of free parking and bathrooms makes this a great stop and takes you out into the lovely... More 

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Scheveningen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Even though I visited the Battlefield when the Harper House was closed it was well worth the visit. Being able to walk the trails and see the memorials for all the fallen soldiers is a humbling experience. I would definitely go back when the house is actually open and join a tour as well.

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