5466 Harper House Rd, Four Oaks North Carolina 27524
This is the site of the largest land engagement in North Carolina. One of the last conflicts of the Civil War was fought here March 19-21, 1865. The Harper House was used as a hospital by both Union and Confederate troops during the war and is furnished as a Civil War field hospital. The visitor center offers exhibits and a slide presentation. Battle trenches, a cemetery and a history trail with exhibits are also on the grounds. Open Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 1-5pm, April-October; Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday 1-4pm, the rest of the year. Free to the public.
Other History nearby:
(Four Oaks) Bentonville Battleground State Hist Site
(Goldsboro) Charles Aycock Birthplace Historic Site
(Waterford) Colonial Village
(Bailey) Country Doctor Museum
(Kenansville) Cowan Museum
(Kinston) CSS Neuse State Historical Site
10/22 Coming to The Four Oaks area
Hampton Roads Greek Festival Hampton Roads VA May30-June2 Winner of the Peninsula Gold Award for best outdoor festival in 2012.
Virginia Pork Festival Emporia VA June12 The Virginia Pork Festival is one of the East Coast's largest food festivals, combines outstanding pork dishes with continuous live music from multiple stages.
John Blue Cotton Festival Laurinburg NC October12-13 Performances on an outdoor stage,vendor area with beautifully displayed crafts, clothing, and artwork, and wonderful food prepared by all of the food vendors.