2023 Events Calendar

Heavy Thunder

Hear the roar of cannon fire! Learn how cannons were loaded and fired during the Civil War. See how infantry maneuvered in the field. Reenactors will portray infantrymen and artillerymen to show what life was life for a Civil War soldier. Firing demonstrations and historical discussions will occur throughout the day. Concessions will be available.

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Bentonville, Bennett Place, and Beyond.

A Civil War Symposium by the Friends of Bentonville and the Bennett Place Support Fund:

The symposium will feature guided tours of Bentonville, Bennett Place, and more Civil War sites in and around Raleigh/Durham along with speakers Garry Adelman, Mark Bradley, Ernest Dollar, Chris Fonvielle, Chris Hartley, Wade Sokolosky, Eric Wittenberg, Angie Zombek, and more!


Fall Festival

Bring the family and celebrate fall at Bentonville Battlefield! Planned activities include wagon rides, old timey kids games, music, vintage baseball, and more! Bring a blanket or chair and listen to live music. Food trucks will be onsite!

$5 adult admission fee. More information coming soon!

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In Heavenly Peace: Christmas Open House

Experience the Harper House as a family residence, not as a Civil War field hospital. This holiday season, you are invited to tour the home of John and Amy Harper as it may have appeared after the conclusion of the Civil War.

Come enjoy the beauty of a 19th century Christmas aglow with candlelight. Also enjoy period refreshments in the kitchen, festive music by a warm campfire, and a ride on the Bentonville Holiday wagon. You can also paint your own ornament to take home! Do not miss your chance to experience Christmas by candlelight at Bentonville Battlefield!

$5 adult admission fee. More information to come soon!