An annual event to mark the anniversary of the 1781 Revolutionary War Battle of Guilford Courthouse. The event features various programs including a lecture series, a commemorative observance, military encampments, music, and more! Call 336-288-1776 or 336-545-5315 for details.
The Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum interprets the life and work of Dr. Charlotte Hawkins Brown – a prominent educator, advocate for social justice – and her school, Palmer Memorial Institute. The site is the location of the former Palmer Memorial Institute, an African American preparatory school established by Brown in 1902. Visitors can explore the…Read more
Explore history at your own pace, on your own time. The Colonial Heritage Center interprets the history of backcountry life before, during and after the American Revolution. Take a self-guided tour of Guilford County, North Carolina’s colonial past. Now operated by the National Parks Service. Guided tours are offered during days of operation. Reservation required…Read more
David and Rachel Caldwell moved to Guilford County in 1765, 43 years before Greensboro’s founding in 1808. David Caldwell served the community as a minister of Buffalo and Alamance Presbyterian churches, as a physician and as a popular political leader. The couple also founded an elite preparatory school for young men. The center, located on…Read more
David Richmond, Franklin McCain, Ezell Blair, Jr. (Jibreel Khazan) and Joseph McNeil envisioned and carried out the lunch counter sit-in of Feb, 1, 1960 in downtown Greensboro. Their courageous act against social injustice inspired similar protests across the nation and is remembered as a defining moment in the struggle for civil rights. Located in front…Read more
A tribute to Guilford County residents who served in the wars and conflicts of the 20th century and beyond. Text and maps tell the tales of major conflicts. Memorial bricks and benches provide some history of participants. Open daily during park hours. FREE. Located in Country Park off Lawndale Drive.
Honoring the site of the March 15, 1781 Battle of Guilford Courthouse. Visitors can view informational outdoor exhibits and monuments. Indoor activities include a 30-minute live-action film (shown on the hour); an animated battle map program, and Revolutionary War museum exhibits. Reservations required for large groups.
This outdoor, three-piece sculpture honors Greensboro’s best known writer, William Sydney Porter (O. Henry). A bronze likeness of the author, a 7- by 14- foot book of his short stories and a statue of his small dog.
Sidewalk markers chronicle six chapters in local African American history, ranging from the first fugitive slave on the Underground Railroad to the first African American North Carolina State Supreme Court Justice.
Blandwood is one of the America’s great historic homes. Originally constructed in 1795, Blandwood later served as N.C. Governor John Motley Morehead’s home. In 1844, A.J. Davis designed an addition, transforming the farmhouse into an Italianate wonder. All tours are guided by trained docents, who will take you through the restored main building including the…Read more