Kid's Day at Musgrove Mill | Olde English District

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Kid's Day at Musgrove Mill

Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 9:00am until 12:00pm

Come spend the day with a SC Revolutionary War militia man. The kids will be taken on a one hour guided hike of the 1.1 mile British Encampment Trail led by a ranger dressed as a Revolutionary War militia man where they will learn about the history of the Battle of Musgrove Mill. They will then learn how to make beeswax candles, which they will be able to take home with them. The kids will end the program with a militia muster armed with wooden muskets and learn how to be Revolutionary War militia soldiers followed by the Ranger giving a musket loading and firing demonstration. Suitable for children ages 8-15. The price for this program will be $5.00 a child due upon arrival, however space will be limited so reservations are required. An adult chaperone is also required to remain on site during the program. Register by 4:00pm June 14 by either emailing the park, or calling (864) 938-0100. Please meet at the Visitor’s Center at 9:00am. Please bring bottled water, and wear appropriate shoes and clothing for hiking and the weather. 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.