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Kings Mountain National Military Park

2625 Park Rd.
Blacksburg, SC 29702
Phone:
(864) 936-7921

In 1780 a patriot army of frontiersmen from the Carolinas, Georgia, Virginia, and present day Tennessee engulfed an overconfident loyalist force under British Major Patrick Ferguson at Kings Mountain. The battle is considered to be the “turning point of the American Revolution in the South.” Visitors can see a video on the battle, explore the exhibit area and learn about the people who fought at Kings Mountain at the visitor center, and walk the 1.5 mile loop trail around the battlefield. The bookstore offers publications about the area’s military and cultural history and its plants and animals. Combined with the Kings Mountain State Park, there are 16 miles of hiking trails and 16 miles of horse trails. The Ridgeline Trail stretches 12.1 miles and connects with Crowders Mountain State Park in North Carolina, creating a total of more than 15,000 acres of parkland serving more than 1.5 million visitors a year in the fast-growing corridor between Charlotte (NC) and the Greenville-Spartanburg (SC) areas. Every October 7th, a ceremony commemorates the victory at the Battle of Kings Mountain. Throughout the year, 18th century military encampments and demonstrations are held at the park. Please check the webpage and Facebook page for dates and events. 9 am until 5 pm daily except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Years Day, MLK Day, Presidents Day, and Columbus Day. Located off SC 161 and a beautiful 4 mile drive through Kings Mountain State Park.