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‘Site’ Seeing at Sugar Loaf

One of the best ways to understand a Civil War battle is to study the context and campaign in which it sits. This past week, the Bentonville site staff as well as some volunteers had the opportunity to gain some context surrounding Bentonville and the Carolinas Campaign by touring the Sugar Loaf trenches in Wilmington,…

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Fall Festival 2023!

Thank you to everyone who joined us October 28th 2023 for our Annual Bentonville Fall Festival! With beautiful weather (although a little hot in the afternoon), our more than 1,300 visitors and dedicated volunteers and staff alike enjoyed the day full of educational activities, historic demonstrations, wagon rides, live music, good food, and much more!…

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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 the…

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