Bentonville Battlefield

The Battle of Bentonville was the last full-scale offensive by the Confederate army. Students and scouts can have an educational tour of the site, and supplement their knowledge with a historical activity. They'll see a short film, artifacts from the battle, maps of troop movement, and other items from the Civil War. They’ll also have a guided tour of the Harper House, furnished to reflect its use as a Union field hospital. Afterwards, they can learn about people at Bentonville, have a demonstration of Civil War weapons and tactics, play a game of town ball, and much more.
 
Contact Info 
Address: 5466 Harper House Road, Four Oaks, NC 27524. Johnston County. Tel: 910-594-0789. Email: bentonville@ncdcr.gov. Website: www.nchistoricsites.org/bentonvi. Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 9AM-5PM.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: 4th-12th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Cost: Free.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue