The Guilford Battleground Company (GBC) has helped the National Park Service reclaim much of the sacred ground on which the Battle of Guilford Courthouse took place and provides programs and events that help visitors relive that 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.
An Annual reenactment is held each spring 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.
The website encourages you to join “The Patriots” of Guilford Battleground Company to help fulfill their mission to preserve the park, protect the land and provide educational events and activities.