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Ranger Guided Battlefield Hike

Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 9:30am until 12:00pm
Also happening on: July 6th, August 3rd, September 7th, October 5th, November 2nd, December 7th

The Battle of Musgrove's Mill, which occurred on August 19th, 1780, was a vital turning point in the Patriot's fight for independence on the South Carolina Backcountry. This Ranger-led hike will cover 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. The cost of the hike is just $2.00 a person. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for hiking and bring bottled water. Meet at the Visitor’s Center at 9:30 AM and the hike will begin at 10:00 AM. Space is limited, so reservations are required in advance. Reserve your spot by contacting the park via email or call (864) 938-0100. 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.