Drop by and help decorate an 1860s style Christmas tree, spend time with Confederate soldiers around the campfire, sip cider with civilian living historians, and tour the circa 1855 Harper House.
The holiday program will take place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and is free and open to the public.
Members of the 27th NC Troops will demonstrate how the common Civil War-era North Carolina soldier and civilian marked the holidays by presenting musket demonstrations, mail call and discussions about uniforms and what soldiers did while home on a Christmas furlough. A small military camp will also be set up for visitors to wander through.
Visitors may also enjoy seeing the festively decorated Harper House kitchen, where volunteers will serve hot cider and cookies.
To get into the spirit of the season, guests can help the costumed interpreters string popcorn and cranberries, cut out paper ornaments and even decorate the Christmas tree.
The Harper House, which was turned into a hospital during the Battle of Bentonville, will be set up as Union field hospital and open for hourly tours.
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.
Bentonville Battlefield is located at 5466 Harper House Road in Four Oaks, three miles north of Newton Grove on S.R. 1008, about one hour from Raleigh. For more information, see nchistoricsites.org/bentonvi/ or call 910-594-0789.