Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site is the largest state historic site in North Carolina, and they host the largest reenactment event in the state every five years. Visitors will learn that the Battle of Bentonville was the last major Confederate offensive of the war as General Joseph Johnston fought the advancing troops of General Sherman's march across the south. This living history event only happens every five years with over 2,000 reenactors. In addition to the daily ticketed battles, visitors can spend the weekend exploring a host of free activities: inspect the soldier’s camps, smell cooking from that period of time, listen to lectures, tour the Harper house, learn about 19th Century medicine, shop the dozens of “sutlers” (vendors selling Civil War-related item) or just relax while listening to period music. Mark your calendars and make plans to be at the Village of Bentonville in March! See event website for ticket details.