Moores Creek National Battlefield in Southeastern North Carolina offers touring of an American Revolutionary War battlefield.
Moores Creek National Battlefield
At the time of the American Revolution, the residents of North Carolina were divided by their loyalties. British commanders relied on residents who were loyal to the crown to help fight the patriot rebellion.
February 27, 1776, a force of Loyalists forces tried to cross a bridge at "Widow Moore's Creek" on their way to meet with British troops. A patriot force was waiting for them and had dismantled the bridge planks and greased the support girders.
When the Loyalists first arrived armed with broadswords and tried to cross the bridge they were met with musket and artillery fire.
The Loyalists quickly retreated. Patriots were able to capture Loyalist troops, weapons, and money.
This win ended the British hopes of a quick victory in the south. This Battle of Moores Creek marked the last broadsword charge by Scottish Highlanders and the first significant victory for the Patriots in the American Revolution.
The visitor center offers interpretive exhibits including a 10-minute film, "In the Most Furious Manner", a battlefield map, period weapons, and a park store.
There is a 1-mile long trail system through the park. The trail is amazing!
It is soft and easy to walk. The views are gorgeous and you can step back in history as you explore the monuments and Moores Creek Bridge along the trail.
On August 15, 1907, the Moores Creek Monumental Association unveiled the Women's Monument. Also known as the Slocumb Monument.
Junior Ranger Program
You can pick up a Junior Ranger Program at the visitor center
The majority of the junior ranger program is based inside the visitor center. It is filled with great information and provides the opportunity to dive deeper into the park.
Living History Events
Check the park's Facebook Page for updates on their living history programs depicting the events that occurred at Moores Creek.
Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor
Moores Creek National Battlefield is a stop along the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor.
Things to know when planning a visit
Park Address - 40 Patriots Hall Dr., Currie, NC 28435, United States
Moores Creek National Battlefield is located 20 miles NW of Wilmington, North Carolina.
Park Hours - Open daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Visitor Center is closed on Sunday and Monday
Visitor Center Phone Number - 910-283-5591 ex.2234
Entrance Fee - $0.00, there is no fee to visit this park
During the spring and summer months, temperatures can sore into the 90’s with high humidity.
During the fall and winter, the climate is temperate with temps anywhere from the ’30s to the low 80’s.
There is no place to get snacks or food in the park. There is a picnic area available.
The park is managed by the National Park Service
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