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

    Cowpens

    National Battlefield South Carolina

Getting Around

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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?

Gunsmoke makes it difficult to tell which army is firing.

In the American Revolution, both the American and British armies wore bright colored uniforms so that they could help distinguish who they were shooting at through the gunsmoke.