Battle of Guilford Courthouse Reenactment
New Calendar Addition – March 14th
We’ve got a lot going on in March already between Patriots Point and the Kaleidium Sleepover. That said, we’ve got a great opportunity to add an event to the calendar for March 14th. Note that this is the day after the Kaleidium Sleepover so may be considered optional. We’ll plan to visit Greensboro’s annual reenactment of one of our areas famous Revolutionary War Battles.
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 reenactment celebration will be held from 10am to 4pm, March 14-15, at Country Park. Admission is free. (We’ll attend on Saturday the 14th) 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.
More details to come at this Sunday’s meeting.