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The 233rd Anniversary Observance  of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse fought on March 15, 1781 will be celebrated Saturday and Sunday, March 15 and 16. Click here for the full schedule of events and locations fot the two days of celebration..

This is a great opportunity to learn more about our nation’s struggle for independence, the significance of this particular battle  and about colonial life in the 1700s. Come early and enjoy a full day of  educational and enjoyable events.

Parking is available at the Colonial Heritage Center and in the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park. The closest parking for the reenactments in Country Park is off of the entrance to Country Park from Pisgah Church Rd. At the north end of this entrance (Jaycee Park), vans will be available to transport those needing mobility assistance  to the reenactment site. Click here for a map of the parks and parking areas.

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The Annual Lecture  series held in conjunction with  the Anniversary Observance of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse will be presented on Thursday  and Friday, March 13th and 14th.

Historian and author Andrew O’Shaughnessy, Professor of History at the University of Virginia , will present”The Men Who Lost America, British Leadership, the American Revolution and the Fate of the Empire” on Thursday.MenWhoLostAmerica resized

Historian and author Don N. Hagist will present “British Soldiers, American War” Friday evening.

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The purpose of the Lecture Series is to serve the educational and general interests  of the community through the knowledge and insights of distinguished historians speaking on topics of Revolutionary War history.

All lectures begin promptly at 7 PM in the theater of the Park Visitor  Center at 2332 New Garden Rd. Seating is limited.  Reservations are required. Call 336.288.1776 for information and to register for each night’s lecture. Lectures are free to the public

The National Park Service is able to provide this lecture series through a generous donation from the Guilford Battleground Company. Other 233rd Observance events are planned for Saturday and Sunday, March 15 and 16, 2014. Visit www.nps.gov/guco for details.

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