Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site

Visit the site of the Civil War’s 1965 Battle of Bentonville with your students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers. Situated near Four Oaks, North Carolina, the Battle of Bentonville State Historic Site is the location of the last full-scale offensive between Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston and Union Major General William T. Sherman. The historic site offers groups a chance to see Harper House, which served as a field hospital for the Union Army, as well as a Confederate cemetery and Union trenches. The North Carolina monument, the Texas monument, and the Goldsboro Rifles monument are also located at the site. In the field fortification exhibit, groups will delve into Civil War history as they view various artifacts from the Battle of Bentonville. Musket demonstrations, educational activities, and events are held at the historic site.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 9AM-5PM.

School

Students can learn about the Civil War with educational tour of the Battle of Bentonville State Historic Site and supplement their knowledge with a historical activity. They'll see a short orientation film, artifacts from the battle, maps of troop movement, and other items from the Civil War. They’ll also take a guided tour of the Harper House, which is furnished to reflect its use as a Union field hospital. Afterwards, they can learn about people at Bentonville, watch a demonstration of Civil War weapons and tactics, play a game of town ball, and much more. Scavenger hunts are available for self-guided school group visits.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
Civil War, U.S. history, military, war, historical figures, culture, geography.

contact info
Name: Office
Phone: 910-594-0789
Email: bentonville@ncdcr.gov

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Self-Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Free

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

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Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site

Visit the site of the Civil War’s 1965 Battle of Bentonville with your students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers. Situated near Four Oaks, North Carolina, the Battle of Bentonville State Historic Site is the location of the last full-scale offensive between Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston and Union Major General William T. Sherman. The historic site offers groups a chance to see Harper House, which served as a field hospital for the Union Army, as well as a Confederate cemetery and Union trenches. The North Carolina monument, the Texas monument, and the Goldsboro Rifles monument are also located at the site. In the field fortification exhibit, groups will delve into Civil War history as they view various artifacts from the Battle of Bentonville. Musket demonstrations, educational activities, and events are held at the historic site.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 9AM-5PM.

Scouts

Scout groups can work on American Heritage badges while learn about the Civil War on educational tours of the Battle of Bentonville State Historic Site. Activities include watching an orientation film, looking at artifacts from the battle, viewing maps of troop movement, and others. Scouts will also get an inside look at Harper House, which is furnished to reflect its use as a Union field hospital. Optional field trip activities learning about people of Bentonville through an identification game, small arms weapons demonstrations, and more. Scavenger hunts are available for scouts that wish to visit the site for self-guided field trips.

supports scout badges in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
Civil War, U.S. history, military, war, historical figures, heritage, culture, geography.

contact info
Name: Office
Phone: 910-594-0789
Email: bentonville@ncdcr.gov

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Self-Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Free

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

View Lesson Plan>>

Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site

Visit the site of the Civil War’s 1965 Battle of Bentonville with your students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers. Situated near Four Oaks, North Carolina, the Battle of Bentonville State Historic Site is the location of the last full-scale offensive between Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston and Union Major General William T. Sherman. The historic site offers groups a chance to see Harper House, which served as a field hospital for the Union Army, as well as a Confederate cemetery and Union trenches. The North Carolina monument, the Texas monument, and the Goldsboro Rifles monument are also located at the site. In the field fortification exhibit, groups will delve into Civil War history as they view various artifacts from the Battle of Bentonville. Musket demonstrations, educational activities, and events are held at the historic site.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 9AM-5PM.

Camp

Campers will enjoy learn about the Civil War during tours of the Battle of Bentonville State Historic Site. In the Visitor Center, campers will see a short orientation film, look at artifacts from the battle, view maps of troop movement, and more. Camp groups can step inside Harper House, which is furnished to reflect its use as a Union field hospital. Additional activities include an identification game that focuses on the people of Bentonville, small arms weapons demonstrations, and more. Scavenger hunts are available for self-guided camp group visits.

contact info
Name: Office
Phone: 910-594-0789
Email: bentonville@ncdcr.gov

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Self-Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Free

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

View Lesson Plan>>

Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site

Visit the site of the Civil War’s 1965 Battle of Bentonville with your students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers. Situated near Four Oaks, North Carolina, the Battle of Bentonville State Historic Site is the location of the last full-scale offensive between Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston and Union Major General William T. Sherman. The historic site offers groups a chance to see Harper House, which served as a field hospital for the Union Army, as well as a Confederate cemetery and Union trenches. The North Carolina monument, the Texas monument, and the Goldsboro Rifles monument are also located at the site. In the field fortification exhibit, groups will delve into Civil War history as they view various artifacts from the Battle of Bentonville. Musket demonstrations, educational activities, and events are held at the historic site.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 9AM-5PM.

Homeschool

Field trips to the Battle of Bentonville State Historic Site are a great supplement to homeschool Civil War history curricula. Homeschoolers will become immersed in the details of the battle while watching a short orientation film, viewing artifacts from the battle, and looking at maps of troop movement. They’ll also go on a guided tour of the Harper House, which is furnished to reflect its use as a Union field hospital. Optional field trip activities include an identification game about the people of Bentonville, Civil War weapons demonstrations, and more. Scavenger hunts are available for homeschool groups that wish to enjoy a self-guided visit.

topics covered:
Social studies, Civil War, U.S. history, military, war, historical figures, culture, geography.

contact info
Name: Office
Phone: 910-594-0789
Email: bentonville@ncdcr.gov

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Self-Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Free

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

View Lesson Plan>>

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