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.
2018 Event Information
The reenactment celebration will be held from 8:30 am to 5 pm, March 17-18, at Country Park. Admission is free. The battle 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.
Click the link below for a map of Country Park and the encampments.
The above is a painting of the Battle of Guilford Court House (March 15, 1781) from Soldiers of the American Revolution by H. Charles McBarron. “[General Nathaniel] Greene observed as the veteran First Maryland Continentals threw back a British attack and countered with a bayonet charge. As they reformed their line, William Washington’s Light Dragoons raced by to rescue raw troops of the Fifth Maryland who had buckled under a furious assault of British Grenadiers and Guards.” (Source: Center of Military History.) By H. Charles McBarron, The original uploader was Oldwildbill at English Wikipedia – Source: downloaded from Prints and Posters: Soldiers of the American Revolution, Center of Military History. Access date: June 1 2006., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6274659