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Cowpens National Battlefield

Cowpens National Battlefield

The Upcountry

The Upcountry

On Jan. 17, 1781, the Americans won a decisive battle against the better-trained British Army. The battle was over in less than an hour. This victory gave the Patriots the moral support needed to continue fighting and win the Revolution just nine months later. Featured at the battlefield is a walking trail and marked road tour, a picnic ground, and a visitor center with exhibits, memorabilia and a video. The British sustained one of the worst disasters of their Southern campaign, and the Patriots finally defeated "Bloody" Tarleton. General Daniel Morgan displayed brilliant tactics in the disposition of his forces, making effective use of both militia and Continental troops to envelop and rout the British. Most of Tarleton's army were killed or captured, and the rest fled. The Battle of Cowpens was the event which started Cornwallis on his road to Yorktown.
Visit the Website Mountains
4001 Chesnee HWY,
Gaffney, SC 29341
(864) 461-2828
Info & Amenities
I-85 S take exit 92. Turn left onto Hwy. 11. Park is about 10 mi. on left.
I-85 N take exit 83. Turn left onto Hwy 110. Drive 8 mi. and turn rt. onto Hwy. 11. Park is .5 mi. on the rt.
I-26 E. turn left onto Hwy 11. Drive 25 mi. to park.
Checks Accepted
Days and Hours of Operation
Daily 9am-5pm
Days and Holidays Closed
New Year's, Martin Luther King Day, Washington's Birthday, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas
Visa/Master Card
American Express Card
Motorcoach Parking
Discover Card
Revolutionary War