Welcome to Guilford Battleground Company
Annual Reenactment March 16-17, 2013.
A message from our director–Maureen Hartigan
Guilford Battleground Company is the non-profit partner of the National Park Service at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park. The park has been preserved to commemorate the struggles and dreams of early Americans to create the country we live in today.
Over the last 125 years, we have helped the War Department and later the National Park Service reclaim much of the sacred ground on which the Battle of Guilford Courthouse took place and provided programs and events that help visitors relive that fateful day in March 1781 when the troops of Major General Nathanael Greene and Lord Cornwallis fought here. While it was technically a defeat for the colonists, it was the battle “where defeat created victory” since it turned the tide against the British and led to the eventual surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown, Virginia.
Begin your tour of Guilford Courthouse National Military Park at the Visitor Center and see maps and movies of the battle and then walk the land where it took place. This year, our Annual reenactment is on March 17 and 18 with over 400 re-enactors representing both Colonial and British forces. You can watch the battle and also see artillery demonstrations, the living conditions of soldiers in their camps, and demonstrations of cooking, dancing and home life in Colonial times.
We hope you will consider joining “The Patriots” of Guilford Battleground Company to support the Park. You will help us fulfill our mission to preserve the park, protect the land and provide educational events and activities. Most importantly, you will help us preserve the legacy of this battle that was critical to the creation of our great nation, a pivotal battle in our War for Independence.