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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.

Travel back in time when our nation was born. Live like George Washington, Molly Pitcher, and Daniel Boone did in the 1700s. All of our programs are designed to promote a historical perspective while building character and having fun. Activities include overnight encampment programs, birthday parties, day camps, field trips and residential camps.

1580 King Mill Rd.
Four Oaks, NC  27524
FAX 919-209-5279

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Email:  nc@campflinklock.com

Howell WoodsThis "outdoor classroom" located 15 minutes from Four Oaks, I-95, Exit 90, hosts several events open to the public each year.  This educational event announcments may be found on their website.  The biggest event by far, is the annual Howell Woodstock event held in November each year.

Howell Woodstock! celebrates the ecological, recreational, and scenic features unique to Howell Woods.  There are guided nature hikes, hayrides to the river and shorter mule-drawn rides, recreational activities, food, educational vendors, and fun for the whole family.  FREE

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

Books, computers, wifi, summer reading program for children and teens, it's all here!

206 W. Hatcher St.
Four Oaks, NC 27524

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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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