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Cowpens National Battlefield

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January Reenactments

Knowledgeable reenactors provide extensive background on one of the most significant battles of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Rockmart, Georgia
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Attractive location, interesting history, and great tour

We visited the battlefield on a beautiful falll afternoon and were fascinated to learn of an... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Knowledgeable reenactors provide extensive background on one of the most significant battles of Revolutionary War. Cannon and musket firing demonstrations. Lectures under tent and quick talks along walking trail.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Perrythomasbarrett
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the battlefield on a beautiful falll afternoon and were fascinated to learn of an important Revolutionary War battle that was fought there. The knowledgeable and enthusiastic ranger gave a great tour of the battlefield places with detailed information. There’s a helpful interpretative center...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

I found this to be a very well presented national park that covers a most important chapter in the War of Independence against the British. The Battle took place on 17 January 1781. It is worthwhile starting at the Visitor Centre and listening to the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 176christopherh
Reviewed November 10, 2018

There are so many Civil War sites in the Carolinas that it is easy to forget that South Carolina played a crucial role in defeating the British during The Revolutionary War. Make your 1st stop at the visitor's center to watch the 18 minute film...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

Got to go with the local through this area my husband was born and raised there the battlefield is also off the beaten path it's nice it's a good walk you can drive if you want the museum was awesome

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank debriw2017
Reviewed September 25, 2018

The victories by the colonists first at Kings Mountain and then followed by Cowpens caused the British to abandon the war in the South and escape to Yorktown in Virginia where they were crushed by the Colonials and their French allies. Cowpens is the final...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank travel7continents
Reviewed September 8, 2018

It a great place to learn the history of the area and what happened here, in the visitors center there is a film to see and I think at least once a year there are reenactments where you can see how they did thinks and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank yesihave4kids
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

The Battle of Cowpens was the basis for the movie “The Patriot”. Seeing this important part of securing victory in the War for Independence was very enjoyable. Having been here before I was disappointed that the battlefield was overgrown. The musket demonstration was excellent.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank slotmoshen
Reviewed July 29, 2018

Two video presentations that were well done and informative, knowledgeable rangers and a beautiful park all total a great time .

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank PhillipT700
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

I was very fortunate that I had the battlefield walking trail entirely to myself so I could have the exact experience I wanted. The trail takes about 30 minutes to walk at a brisk pace, and the information nicely lays out the progression of the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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