The Revolutionary War battle, known as the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, was fought on March 15, 1781 between the American forces under Greensboro's namesake, Nathanael Greene, and British Commander Lord Charles Cornwallis. Various parts of the battle took place on portions of land scattered along a path from Lawndale Drive eastward along what is now New Garden Road.
The Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department sponsors the annual Reenactment of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse at Greensboro Country Park every March.
|The reenactment is 8:30 am to 5 pm March 18-19 at Country Park. Admission is free. The battle itself will be reenacted at 2 pm daily, giving spectators a glimpse of what took place on the battlefield back in 1781. During this two-day event, visitors can also visit military encampments, experience live firearms demonstrations, participate in various events, and purchase craft and trade items from that time period. Pets are not allowed at the reenactment site.
Participation in the actual reenactment of the battle is by invitation and registration
. Sutlers and Craftsmen
interested in this year's reenactment should register early in 2017 with the staff at Country Park. Please review all rules
prior to registration.