Goldsborough Bridge Battlefield

Living History / Battalion Drill

Goldsborough Bridge Battlefield will host a Living History / Battalion Drill by members of the 1st NC Battalion on March 3, 2018. The event is free and open to the public to attend. Camps will open at 10:00 am. At 11:00 and 2:00 there will be drill and firing demonstrations by infantry and artillery units. The site will close to the public at 4:00.

The battlefield is located at 303 Old Mount Olive Highway, Dudley, NC. Coming from Goldsboro and points north, take Highway 117 South and turn left at the first stoplight after you cross the Neuse River, 3 miles south of Goldsboro. The battlefield will be on your left.

Coming from Mount Olive and points south, take Highway 117 North. After passing the Wayne County Fairgrounds, proceed another mile or so to the intersection with Old Mount Olive Highway. Turn right at the stoplight and the battlefield will be on your left.

Parking area will be designated; just follow the signs. There are fast food restaurants near the battlefield and restroom facilities will be available on the battlefield.

Goldsborough Bridge Battlefield Association

To visit Goldsborough Bridge Battlefield is to step back in time and take a walk in the footsteps of history. Come see where 15,000 soldiers fought a desperate battle in December 1862. Walk where they walked. See what they saw. Come to Goldsborough Bridge Battlefield and experience a small slice of American History.

303 Old Mt Olive Hwy
Dudley, NC 28333

The battlefield is designed primarily for self-guided walking tours, but guided tours by qualified battlefield guides are available for groups and individuals by appointment. These walking tours are offered at no charge, but donations which will be used for battlefield development and preservation are encouraged and would be gratefully accepted. The battlefield can be toured in less than one hour, though a longer stay will permit the visitor to explore more of the battlefield and learn more about the December 17, 1862 battle.