At the end of the winding, modern paved road laid an encampment of living historians reenacting life in colonial North Carolina. Some dressed as civilians, making trinkets such as smoke pipes and hand sewing their clothes. Others wore army uniforms, cleaning their musket replicas in preparation for battle later in the day. Several rows of small, white sleeping tents lined up along the camp, some occupied with resting colonist. In larger tents, settlers prepared chicken and roast beef to cook, the smell of campfire smoke nearby thick and constant.
These living historians do in fact sleep in the tents and eat the food cooked from the camp fires throughout the two day event which took place on March 12 and 13, 2016 at the City of Greensboro Country Park. They’re commemorating the 235th anniversary observance of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse which took place in Greensboro, North Carolina on March, 15 1781.