• 18th century tents are set up in a lane.

    Cowpens

    National Battlefield South Carolina

Event Details

  • Multiple Days: 01/19/2013, 01/20/2013

    Location: behind visitor center | Map Fee Information: FREE! Contact Name: Virginia Fowler Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 864-461-2828

232nd Anniversary Final Schedule of Events

Friday, January 18, 2013

2:30 pm Wreath-laying at the Daniel Morgan Statue in Spartanburg.

6:30 - 8:00 Revolutionary War Roundtable at Wofford College in Spartanburg.

 

Saturday, January 19, 2013 

10:00 am Wreath-laying by SAR, DAR, and CAR chapters at the 1932 US Monument in front of the Visitor Center, welcome by the National Park Service, followed by procession to the 1856 Washington Light Infantry Monument.  

10:15 am Ranger-guided battlefield walk. Meet behind the Visitor Center. 

10:30 am Reenactor Competitions, i.e, fire making, and bayonet charges at the Firing Range, behind and to the right of the Visitor Center.   

11:00 am Program tent: Genealogy workshop presented by Darlene Dowdy of the Daughters of the American Revolution. 

11:15 am 18th century weapons firing demonstration, behind and to the right of the Visitor Center.  

11:30 am Ranger-guided battlefield walk. Meet behind the Visitor Center. 

11:45 am 18th century cavalry demonstration, first stop on the battlefield trail to the left of the Visitor Center. 

12:00 pm Program tent: Dr. Melissa Walker, Converse College, author of The Battles of Kings Mountain and Cowpens: The American Revolution in the Southern Backcountry, followed by book-signing in the Visitor Center.  

12:30 pm 18th century weapons firing demonstration, behind and to the right of the Visitor Center. 

12:45 pm Guilford Fife & Drum concert at the Washington Light Infantry Monument.

1:00 pm Program tent:  Eric Williams program on 18th Century Medicine. 

1:15 pm Ranger-guided battlefield walk. Meet behind the Visitor Center. 

1:30 pm 18th century weapons firing demonstration, behind and to the right of the Visitor Center.  

1:45 pm 18th century cavalry demonstration, first stop on the battlefield trail to the left of the Visitor Center. 

2:15 pm 18th century weapons firing demonstration, behind and to the right of the Visitor Center.  

2:30 pm Guided battlefield walk by Dr. George Fields. Meet behind the Visitor Center. 

2:45 pm Program tent: Guilford Fife & Drum concert. 

3:00 pm Ranger-guided battlefield walk. Meet behind the Visitor Center.  

3:15 pm 18th century weapons firing demonstration, behind and to the right of the Visitor Center. 

3:45 pm 18th century cavalry demonstration, first stop on the battlefield trail to the left of the Visitor Center. 

4:15 pm Ranger-guided battlefield walk. Meet behind the Visitor Center. 

4:30 pm 18th century weapons firing demonstration, behind and to the right of the Visitor Center.

4:45pm Visitor Center Museum: Meet the superintendent and book-signing by Dr. Bobby Moss. 

5:30 pm Program tent: Guilford Fife & Drum concert. 

5:30- 6:30 pm Twilight walks on the battlefield. (Dress warmly and bring a flashlight.) Walks leave every 10 minutes until 6:30.  Meet behind the Visitor Center at your ticketed time.  

7:30 pm Visitor Center closes. 

Sunday, January 20, 2013 

9:30 am Guilford Fife & Drum concert at the US Monument in front of the Visitor Center. 

9:45 am Ranger-guided battlefield walk. Meet behind the Visitor Center. 

10:00 am 18th century weapons firing demonstration, behind and to the right of the Visitor Center. 

10:30 am Program tent: Divine Service (18th century church service). 

10:45 am Guilford Fife & Drum concert at the Washington Light Monument.

11:00 am 18th century weapons firing demonstration, behind and to the right of the Visitor Center. 

11:15 am Program tent: Presentation on "Come to the Cow Pens!" by Dr. Christine Swager, followed by book-signing in the Visitor Center.

11:30 am 18th century cavalry demonstration, first stop on the battlefield trail.  

11:45 am Ranger-guided battlefield walk. Meet behind the Visitor Center.

12:00 pm Guilford Fife & Drum concert at the Washington Light Infantry Monument.

12:15 pm Presentation in the program tent by Joe Epley, author of A Passel of Hate, followed by book-signing in the Visitor Center. 

12:30 pm 18th century weapons firing demonstration, behind and to the right of the Visitor Center.  

12:45 pm Ranger-guided battlefield walk. Meet behind the Visitor Center. 

1:15 pm Program tent: Presentation about Martha Bratton by Sheila Ingle, author of Fearless Martha, followed by a book signing in the Visitor Center.  

1:30 pmVisitor Center Museum: Arrival of Morgan's March participants, and medals awarded. 

1:45 pm 18th century cavalry demonstration, first stop on the battlefield trail to the left of the Visitor Center.  

2:00 pm Ranger-guided battlefield walk. Meet behind the Visitor Center. 

2:30 pm 18th century weapons firing demonstration, behind and to the right of the Visitor Center.  

3:15 pm Ranger-guided battlefield walk. Meet behind the Visitor Center. 

5:00 pm Visitor Center closes. 

Both Saturday and Sunday 

Park movie on the hour in the Visitor Center.

All activities are FREE!

Featured authors will be available to sign books in the Visitor Center for an hour following their respective talks.

For your safety and that of the horses, park regulations prohibit visitors from getting within 6 feet of the horses. 

Children's Activities

Saturday: 11:00 - 4:45; Sunday: 10:00 - 3:30

Hands-on activities for families in the Children's Tent, behind the Visitor Center.  Changes to the following schedule will be posted on  the chalkboard outside the Children's Tent.       

Saturday                                            Sunday

11:00 Quill pen writing                         10:00 Spinners
12:00 Sachets                                      11:00 Flags
1:00 Tin punch                                    12:00 Quill pen writing
2:00 Horn book                                     1:00 Whirligigs
3:00 Cartridge rolling                             2:00 Sachets  
4:00 Whirligigs                                      3:00 Cartridge rolling       

Musket drilling with dummy guns on the three-quarter hour.
Saturday 11:45 - 3:45
Sunday 10:45 - 2:45