239th Anniversary of the Battle of Musgrove Mill Hike | Olde English District

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239th Anniversary of the Battle of Musgrove Mill Hike

Monday, August 19, 2019 - 8:00am until 10:15am

Come out to join us early in the morning for this special ranger-led event commemorating  this historic battle, a virtual turning point in the Patriot's fight for independence in the South Carolina Backcountry. Covers the 1.5-mile battlefield trail, during which you will learn about why the battle was fought at Musgrove Mill, who participated, and what occurred during the battle. For more information, contact the park via phone (864) 938-0100 or e-mail . For more details about this event, please visit the website here.

Location Details:

398 State Park Rd.
Clinton, SC 29325
Phone:
(864) 938-0100
Email:
musgrovemill@scprt.com

The Battle of Musgrove Mill was fought on this site near the Enoree River on August 19, 1780. A detachment of American militia engaged and defeated a superior British force composed almost entirely of loyalist troops. Occurring at a time when American prospects for winning the Revolution seemed to grow dimmer by the day, the success at Musgrove Mill bolstered patriot morale in the Carolina backcountry. The park consists of nearly 360 acres. Hours (Main Gate): Open year round, 9 am–6 pm daily; (Horseshoe Falls Road Area): sunrise to sundown, daily. (Visitor Center): Fri-Sun, 10 am--5 pm. Other days vary depending on season and available staff. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. For more information, call or send the park an e-mail. Free park admission.