What to Expect: Heavy Thunder 2023

Hear the roar of cannon fire! Join us August 19th, 2023 from 10:00-4:00 for our annual Artillery + Infantry Program, Heavy Thunder! “The din of battle roared like one continuous peal of heavy thunder.” Capt. G.B. Gardner, eyewitness to the battle of Bentonville You’re not going to want to miss this chance to hear theContinue reading “What to Expect: Heavy Thunder 2023”

Welcome to Summer 2023!

Although the official first day of summer isn’t until June 21st, we are already in the swing of the busiest season here at Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site! We have had a packed spring with tons of new and exciting projects, read along in this blogpost to catch up on everything that has been happeningContinue reading “Welcome to Summer 2023!”

Christmas at Bentonville 2022

Posted on December 9, 2022by fobbnc This Christmas, for the first time ever, visitors experienced the Harper House not as a field hospital, but as a home. During the day and lamplit at night, seeing the house set up as a home brought a totally new and different perspective to the iconic house than has not beenContinue reading “Christmas at Bentonville 2022”

Heavy Thunder 2022 Recap

Posted on August 27, 2022by fobbnc On August 20th, cannons roared and muskets rattled as we hosted our annual summer living history program, “Heavy Thunder.” While the event has evolved over the last few years to include separate artillery and infantry events, this iteration was a bit of a throwback as both infantry and artillery demonstrations wereContinue reading “Heavy Thunder 2022 Recap”