Moores Creek National Battlefield

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Moores Creek National Battlefield


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  • Seasons - Year-round except for Christmas, Thanksgiving & New Year's Days
  • Hours - Mon-Sun 9am-5pm; Visitor Center Wed-Sun 9am-5pm


  • 40 Patriots Hall Drive

    Currie,   NC   28435


Loyalists were unaware of what they would encounter as they charged across a partially dismantled Moores Creek Bridge on February 27, 1776. Just beyond the bridge, 1,000 North Carolina patriots waited quietly with cannons and muskets.

This is the site of one of the first battles in the South of the Revolutionary War and the first Patriot victory of the war. Throughout the park, remnants remain of the 1776 road traveled by patriot and loyalist forces. Trail with wayside exhibits leads through the battlefield and across Moores Creek. The historic bridge site is located along the trail. The park offers a visitor center with exhibits, lighted troop movement maps and film; a Colonial forest trail, and a picnic area.

The park's 88 acres encompass a variety of landscapes. It's also part of the NC Birding Trail, which means it's a wonderful place to see a variety of birds.

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40 Patriots Hall Drive
Currie NC 28435


Latitude: 34° 27' 31.6794" / Longitude: -78° 6' 26.6394"

Special Directions:

The park is located along NC 210 approximately 20 miles NW of Wilmington. From Wilmington follow US 421 North, then turn west onto NC 210. From I-40, use exit 408, then travel west on NC 210 for 15 miles to reach the park.

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