The circa 1855 Harper House at Bentonville Battlefield will be temporarily closed for roof replacement beginning today (Saturday, July 22nd). Roof repairs will keep the house closed until at least August 18, 2017. The repairs will include a new wooden-shingled roof to replace the one that was installed in 2009.
The Bentonville Battlefield Visitors Center remains open to the public with exhibits and a fifteen-minute orientation film explaining the history of the battle. There is also a walking trail on site which takes visitors to some original trenches from the battle. Finally, no visit to Bentonville Battlefield is complete without taking the ten-mile driving tour of the battlefield. Maps for the driving tour are available from the Visitors Center
The Battle of Bentonville, fought March 19-21, 1865, involved 80,000 troops and was the last Confederate offensive against Union Gen. William T. Sherman. Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site interprets the battle and the hospital, where many Confederates were left in the aftermath.
The site is located at 5466 Harper House Road, Four Oaks, NC 27524, 3 miles north of Newton Grove on S.R. 1008, about one hour from Raleigh and about 45 minutes from Fayetteville.