Operating Hours & Seasons
Open 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., year round.
Trailhead parking lot on the eastern boundary of the park is open dawn to dusk for additional pedestrian and bicycle access to the battlefield before, during, and after business hours.
Closed New Years Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day,
Each year on the weekend closest to January 17, the park celebrates the anniversary of the battle with firing demonstrations and a living history encampment. The next one will be January 18 - 19, 2014.
The Celebration of Freedom, which includes historican and family activities, is usually on the weekend closest to July 4. The next one will be July 6, 2013.
A Revolutionary War Weekend is usually the first weekend in October. It celebrates the upcountry's rich Revolutionary War heritage with events at Cowpens National Battlefield, Kings Mountain National Military Park, and Walnut Grove Plantation. The next one will be October 4 - 7, 2013. See www.RevWarWeekend.com for more information.
All programs at Cowpens National Battlefield are free and open to the public.
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.