Revolutionary War in the Upcountry

But did you know that there were more battles and skirmishes fought right here in South Carolina than in any other colony during the Revolutionary War? Today, you can tour several battlefields and historic sites in the Upcountry that played important roles in American history: Kings Mountain National Military Park, Cowpens National Battlefield, Walnut Grove Plantation, Musgrove Mill State Historic Site, Oconee Station State Historic Site, and Overmountain Victory Trail.

Several of these have major events planned in the coming months.

Kings Mountain National Military Park October – Anniversary events are scheduled for October 7-8.

Musgrove Mill State Historic Site Saturdays – Typically, on the first Saturday of each month, a ranger-guided battlefield hike is offered that lasts approximately two hours.

Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail September 25-October 7 – the Overmountain Victory Trail Association recreates the march to Kings Mountain each year on the historical dates of the march, ending on October 7 at Kings Mountain.

Walnut Grove Plantation October 7-8. Time travel back to 1781 during Festifall, when the plantation hosts a reenactment of the realities of the backcountry. Over 150 historians fully immerse in roles to bring the Revolution-era to life. 

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