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Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site

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Address: 5466 Harper House Rd, Four Oaks, NC 27524
Phone Number: +1 910-594-0789
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09:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Fantastic Coverage of a Major Battle

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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Edinburgh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
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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Newton Grove, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

My grandmother used to work for the UDC when she was still alive. I grew up touring this are as a child, and now it's even better than then. They put on a great reenactment certain times of the year. Some of the knowledgeable people about the civil war work there and volunteer at this location. If you have not... More 

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Hanover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

stopped by on way to florida. great historical place. This is a must visit place. We will return when they have a reinactment. Nice place if you are a history enthusiast. very close to Four Oaks rv park

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

At this site of "the Confederacy's Last Stand in North Carolina" stands the Harper House which was taken over by Union Forces to be a field hospital. Both Union and Confederate troops were treated there, but the reality of the available battlefield treatment options was far from the options available today. The wounded were triaged into three groups: those with... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

This state park is some distance off the highway. The visitor's center is somewhat dated, but the staff was welcoming. Not a lot of exhibits, the emphasis is on the driving tour. It is the site of a major battle, however, and far easier to visit than over run Gettysburg.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

We really enjoyed our visit here. We learned about how integral this battle was to the ending of the Civil War. We did the driving tour and it is impressive how large the battle was. The visitor center had a video that showed the history of the civil war and the last battles in North Carolina and how they connected... More 

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DeLand, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

We were planning just an overnight stop in Four Oaks. When we exited I-95 we saw the sign for the Bentonville Battlefield and decided to stay an extra night to have time to go. It was well worth the stsy. The Harper House tour was really interesting. Just a note, they don't have the tours on Sunday or Mondsy. It... More 

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Dayton, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

We wanted to drive the NC Blue & Gray Scenic Byway and decided to start at this site. While the area is chopped up and not all in one spot, it flows well with free material available at the visitor's center, The roads traveled lead you past many beautiful old homes and farms. There are rest rooms available at the... More 

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