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

    Cowpens

    National Battlefield South Carolina

Getting Around

park map
The Interpretive walking trail is a one and one quarter mile self-guiding loop around and through the battlefield. Horses, bicycles, and other wheeled vehicles are not allowed on the walking trail. A wheelchair is available for loan at the Visitor Center.

The 3.8 mile auto loop road travels the perimeter of the battlefield and includes wayside exhibits, picnic area, overlooks with short trails onto the battlefield, and the circa 1828 Robert Scruggs House. The loop road is a favorite local exercise walking route. Auto loop road closes to vehicle traffic at 4:30 p.m.

Did You Know?

Cannon demonstration

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.