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Moores Creek

National Battlefield - North Carolina

Moores Creek National Battlefield commemorates the 1776 victory by a thousand Patriots over about eight hundred Loyalists at the Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge. The battle dashed the hopes of Royal Governor Josiah Martin of the Province of North Carolina for regaining control of the colony for the British crown. The Loyalist defeat ended British plans for an invasionary force to land in Brunswick Town, North Carolina. North Carolina voted to declare independence from the British on April 12, 1776, shortly after the victory at Moore's Creek, which is located in the Wilmington area near Currie in Pender County in southeastern North Carolina.

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https://www.nps.gov/mocr/index.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moores_Creek_National_Battlefield Moores Creek National Battlefield commemorates the 1776 victory by a thousand Patriots over about eight hundred Loyalists at the Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge. The battle dashed the hopes of Royal Governor Josiah Martin of the Province of North Carolina for regaining control of the colony for the British crown. The Loyalist defeat ended British plans for an invasionary force to land in Brunswick Town, North Carolina. North Carolina voted to declare independence from the British on April 12, 1776, shortly after the victory at Moore's Creek, which is located in the Wilmington area near Currie in Pender County in southeastern North Carolina. In the early morning hours of February 27, 1776, Loyalist forces charged across a partially dismantled Moores Creek Bridge. Beyond the bridge, nearly 1,000 North Carolina Patriots waited quietly with cannons and muskets poised to fire. This battle marked the last broadsword charge by Scottish Highlanders and the first significant victory for the Patriots in the American Revolution. Moores Creek National Battlefield is located 20 miles NW of Wilmington, North Carolina. · From Highway 17, follow US 421 to NC 210, then West on NC 210 · From Interstate 40, take exit 408 (NC 210) West at Rocky Point. · From Interstate 95 North, take exit 13-A for NC 74 East towards Wilmington. · From Interstate 95 South: take exit 81-B for I-40 East towards Wilmington. · From Fayetteville, North Carolina, take Interstate 95 South to Exit 13-A Questions please call us as 910-283-5591 x2234 Visitor Center The Visitor Center is open Tuesday - Saturday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. This includes access to exhibits, the park's 10-minute film, "In the Most Furious Manner", the gift shop, and America the Beautiful Military and Access Passes. We do not sell the Annual or Senior Passes. Although the Visitor Center is closed on Sunday and Monday, the trailhead kiosk remains open for visitors to procure basic information and stamp their National Park Service Passport. The Visitor Center phone number is 910-283-5591 ex. 2223 Moores Creek National Battlefield is located 20 miles NW of Wilmington, North Carolina. · From Highway 17, follow US 421 to NC 210, then West on NC 210 · From Interstate 40 west, take exit 408 (NC 210) West at Rocky Point. · From Interstate 95 North, take exit 13-A for NC 74 East towards Wilmington. · From Interstate 95 South: take exit 81-B for I-40 East towards Wilmington. · From Fayetteville, North Carolina, take Interstate 95 South to Exit 13-A Welcome to Moores Creek National Battlefield Cannon on a hill on a winter day. American flag to the left of the cannon Mother Covington Artillery Demonstration at Moore's Creek Artillery Demonstration at Moore's Creek Artillery Demonstration at Moore's Creek. Bridge at Moore's Creek Bridge at Moore's Creek. Bridge at Moore's Creek. Small Cannon at Moore's Creek Small Cannon at Moore's Creek. Small Cannon at Moore's Creek. Cannon overlooking field at Moore's Creek Cannon overlooking field at Moore's Creek. Cannon overlooking field at Moore's Creek. Cannon at Moore's Creek Cannon at Moore's Creek. Cannon at Moore's Creek. Archeological Discoveries at Moores Creek National Battlefield A recent NHPA compliance project at Moores Creek National Battlefield, North Carolina, offered archeologists an opportunity to verify whether the 1776 Battle of Moores Creek actually took place within the national battlefield boundaries. NPS archeologists and resources managers conducted an archeological survey with the help of the Eastern North Carolina Metal Detecting Association and other volunteers. Men, women and children surveying a field with metal detectors. NPS Geodiversity Atlas—Moores Creek National Battlefield, North Carolina Each park-specific page in the NPS Geodiversity Atlas provides basic information on the significant geologic features and processes occurring in the park. Links to products from Baseline Geologic and Soil Resources Inventories provide access to maps and reports. [Site Under Development] moores creek bridge Virtual Junior Ranger Day at Moores Creek Participate in Moores Creek National Battlefield's Virtual Junior Ranger Day and earn your Virtual Junior Ranger Day certificate as well as your Virtual Junior Ranger Day stamp! Activities will include coloring pages, making butter, cooking an 18th century recipe, watching a musket demonstration, and more! Virtual Junior Ranger badge Virtual Junior Ranger Program Now Available Welcome to Moores Creek National Battlefield's Virtual Junior Ranger Program! You can earn your Moores Creek Junior Ranger Badge by completing activities with answers found throughout the park's website and YouTube content. Cover includes longleaf pine trees, savannah grass and a silhouette of a Patriot soldier. Series: National Park Service Geodiversity Atlas The servicewide Geodiversity Atlas provides information on <a href="https://www.nps.gov/subjects/geology/geoheritage-conservation.htm">geoheritage</a> and <a href="https://www.nps.gov/subjects/geology/geodiversity.htm">geodiversity</a> resources and values all across the National Park System to support science-based management and education. The <a href="https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1088/index.htm">NPS Geologic Resources Division</a> and many parks work with National and International <a href="https://www.nps.gov/subjects/geology/park-geology.htm">geoconservation</a> communities to ensure that NPS abiotic resources are managed using the highest standards and best practices available. park scene mountains Outdoor Recreational Opportunities at Moores Creek Venus fly traps growing in a planter at Moores Creek. Venus fly traps planted in dirt

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