'Bentonville in Bloom' to Showcase the Battlefield’s Natural Resources


Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site is thrilled to announce a new program scheduled for Saturday, May 15 called “Bentonville in Bloom.” This spring event will showcase the natural resources and wildlife that call Bentonville home. 

As battlefield preservation has grown to over 2,000 acres, the wildlife found within those acres have also been conserved. “Bentonville in Bloom” will provide visitors with a chance to learn more about the ecosystem from experts on the flora and fauna of eastern North Carolina.

The free event will run from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Bring the family and enjoy outdoor educational presentations and informative displays focusing on the diverse ecosystem found on the battlefield. Visitors are also encouraged to check out the site’s extensive walking trail system, which totals nearly five miles. Enjoy the day strolling through native pine forests, farm fields, and alongside original 1865 earthworks. The site is part of the N.C. Parks and Trails for Health, or PATH, initiative that encourages physical activity in North Carolina’s parks, greenways and other outdoor spaces.

For the safety of our guests and staff, we ask visitors to practice social distancing and wear face coverings when indoors.

The Battle of Bentonville, fought March 19-21, 1865, involved 80,000 troops and was the last Confederate offensive against Union Gen. William T. Sherman. Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site interprets the battle and the hospital, where many Confederates were left in the aftermath.

The site is located at 5466 Harper House Road, Four Oaks, NC 27524, three miles north of Newton Grove on S.R. 1008, about one hour from Raleigh and about 45 minutes from Fayetteville.

For more information, visit https://historicsites.nc.gov/all-sites/bentonville-battlefield or call (910) 594-0789.

Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site is part of the Division of State Historic Sites in the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.