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

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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

  • December 1:
    A Civil War Christmas

    Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm
    Come celebrate "A Civil War Christmas" during this open house event. Costumed interpreters will decorate the kitchen in festive themes using natural materials such as holly, magnolia, fruits, and popcorn strands. Visitors can enjoy cookies and cider while listening to period music. Costumed military interpreters will be available to discuss how the common soldier spent his time on furlough with friends and family. This event is free, and open to the publisc.

  • December 29:
    Hands-On History

    Saturday, 11 am
    Visitors will get the opportunity to get "touchy" with items from the 19th Century. Interact with interpreters as they perform various 19th Century demonstrations. This event will focus on meal preparation during the Holiday season. This special event is free, and open to the public.

  • 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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