Thursday, April 19, 2018

Upcoming Events 

All programs and events are free unless otherwise posted. 


February 10, 2018


Hands-On History

Visitors will get the opportunity to get touchy with items from the 19th century. Interact with interpreters as they perform various 19th Century demonstrations.



March 17-18, 2018


Military Through the Ages

Experience years of military weapons and technology. Reenactors from multiple time periods will set up to showcase how the American military has changed through the centuries.  Various weapons demonstrations will occur throughout the day. 10:00-4:00.


April 7, 2018


Park Day

Annual Civil War Trust clean up day. Staff and volunteers will clean up areas across the battlefield. Lunch provided for all volunteers. 


June 2, 2018


The Summer Before Secession

Tensions are mounting as the nation prepares for war. Joined by their families, local men gather at John Harper's house for the Johnston County Militia muster to drill and hear the campaign speech of a local politician. 10:00-4:00


July 7, 2018


Hands-On History

Visitors will get the opportunity to get touchy with items from the 19th century. Interact with interpreters as they perform various 19th Century demonstrations.


August 25, 2018


Life on Campaign

Summer Artillery Program

Hear the roar of cannon fire! Starr’s Battery will show how artillery regiments loaded and fired during the Civil War.  Infantry displays by the 27th NC Co. D will showcase a common soldier’s daily life.  Demonstrations will occur throughout the day.10:00-4:00.


September 28-30, 2018


"Two Weeks of Fury" Tour & Symposium

Three-day event featuring presentations and tours by noted historians. Tickets and more information available at fobb.net/2018Symposium

October 27, 2018


Fall Festival and Living History

Bring the family and celebrate fall at Bentonville Battlefield!  Activities include hayrides, carnival games based on 19th century games, corn shucking contest, townball (19th century baseball), and more!

Visitors will also learn about 19th century farm life, and the chores that women and children were suddenly responsible to perform. Demonstrations include open hearth cooking, children’s games, spinning, sewing, and more. 10:00- 4:00 


December 1, 2018


“A Civil War Christmas”

Holiday Open House

Come celebrate a Civil War Christmas during this Holiday open house event. Costumed interpreters will decorate the kitchen in festive themes using natural materials such as holly, magnolia, fruits, & popcorn strands.  Visitors can enjoy cookies and cider while listening to period music.  Costumed military interpreters will be available to discuss how the common soldier spent his time on furlough with friends and family. 10:00- 4:00


December 29, 2018


Hands-On History

Visitors will get the opportunity to get touchy with items from the 19th century. Interact with interpreters as they perform various 19th Century demonstrations.





The Friends of Bentonville Battlefield is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization.