May 21 Closures and Delays
The Loop Road will be closed periodically to vehicular traffic today while the contractor applies striping. Some overlooks will be closed for sealing. Expect delays entering and exiting the park where sealant is being applied to one lane.
The Only Double Envelopment in the American Revolution
“…our success was complete…”
-- Daniel Morgan to Nathanael Greene, January 19, 1781
A pasturing area at the time of the battle, this Revolutionary War site commemorates the place where Daniel Morgan and his army turned the flanks of Banastre Tarleton's British army. This classic military tactic, known as a double envelopment, was one of only a few in history.
Special Event Calendar
The park has 3 main special events and several smaller ones throughout the year. Click the link below, and search the calendar for more information.Read More
Staff Ride for Cowpens
By definition, the staff ride is conducted by the military participants themselves. Click the link below for information on leading your walk.Read More
We use social media to reach out to our visitors and to continue the conversation.Read More
Guided Battlefield Walk by Ed Bearss
Ed Bearss led a guided battlefield walk for teachers on 8/1/2011. Click the link below to enjoy a virtual Ed Bearss tour.Read More
Did You Know?
The three-pounder Revolutionary War cannon was called a "Grasshopper" because it had a recoil of about 5 feet and looked somewhat like a grasshopper jumping when it was fired.