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Howell WoodsAt Howell Woods, you can experience a variety of outdoor programs and recreational activities. Learn how to build a bird box, participate in bird banding, or go on a night safari. Go hiking, camping, canoeing, bird watching, hunting, fishing, and more!

Are you a nature novice or a seasoned outdoor enthusiast? Howell Woods offers educational opportunities and low impact outdoor recreation at different skill levels.

Lift your spirits, challenge yourself, and learn something in the process!

Howell Woods is actively managed for the benefit of wildlife, educational opportunities, and low impact outdoor recreation. All money generated from merchandise sales is used for program and facility support. Visitors can purchase organic, shade grown coffee, Howell Woods attire, wildlife sighting journals and more.

6601 Devil's Racetrack Rd.
Four Oaks, NC  27524

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BentonvilleBentonville Battlefield, a National Historic Landmark, was the site of the largest Civil War Battlefield in the state of North Carolina, fought on March 19-21, 1865.

The Battle of Bentonville, was the last full-scale action of the Civil War in which a Confederate army was able to mount a tactical offensive. This major battle, the largest ever fought in North Carolina, was the only significant attempt to defeat the large Union army of Gen. William T. Sherman during its march through the Carolinas in the spring of 1865.

The Harper House (c.1850’s) still stands; the home of John and Amy Harper functioned as a Union Field Hospital during the battle, as the Harper family lived in the rooms on the second floor.  Visitor to the site will discover the downstairs are furnished to interpret a functioning Civil War field hospital, while the upstairs have period domestic furnishings. 

Bentonville Battlefield Pull-OffsVisitors may drive throughout the rural area and stop at several Civil War Trail driving pull-offs, and walk the confederate cemetary and union earthworks trails. The museum and visitor center offers displays and interprets many artifacts from the three-day battle. Several events are held throughout the year from March to December, check the calendar of events listings often for the next special event.  Free admission.  Gift shop on site featuring t-shirts, extensive book collection and various items.


5466 Harper House Rd.
Four Oaks, NC  27524

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Directions:  From I-95, take Exit 90 to Hwy 701S. Travel approximately 12 miles to Harper House Road. Turn left. Bentonville will be on the left. Only the Harper House is not wheel chair accessible.


235-A East Market Street
Smithfield, North Carolina 27577

tel 919.989.8687  |  fax 919.989.6295
toll free 1.800.441.7829

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