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

    Cowpens

    National Battlefield South Carolina

Special Events

Upcoming Events at Cowpens National Battlefield

January 10
Race for the Grasshopper
At the end of the Battle of Cowpens, 2 officers raced to capture the British "grasshopper" cannons. This race, named in honor of the event, will kick off the 234th anniversary of the Battle of Cowpens.
8:30 Fun Run
9:00 5K

January 15
6:00 - Reception for artist Kelly Pauley. Sponsored by the Friends Group.

January 16
2:30
Wreath laying at the Daniel Morgan Statue - Spartanburg, SC

American Revolution Roundtable of the Backcountry, Montgomery Room, Wofford College
Desserts 6:30 - 7:30 $10
Program 7:00 - 8:00
- Mark Schneider, Actor-Interpreter, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, will present a first person program titled "Banastre Tarleton - Swift, Vigilant, and Bold! - Cavalryman of the Revolution".
For more information, contact Charlie Gray, Wofford College, 864-597-4207

7:00 Winter Chautauqua Festival, Barrett Room, main Spartanburg Library. Ken Johnston will portray Brigadier General Daniel Morgan. The night will begin with period music and will conclude with a question and answer, session in which the audience will have the opportunity to interact with the legendary Revolutionary War commander.

January 17-18,2015
Anniversary Celebration:
For pictures from the 2014 event, see the photo gallery below the schedule. Please note that the schedule is subject to change.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

9:30 am Ranger-guided battlefield walk. Meet behind the Visitor Center.

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.

10:00 amMarilyn McMinn McCredie - 18th century story telling.

10:30 am Ranger-guided battlefield walk. Meet behind the Visitor Center.

10:45 am 18th century cavalry demonstration, first stop on the battlefield trail to the left of the Visitor Center.

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

11:30 am Program tent: DAR and SAR members tell how to join their organizations.

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

12:00 pm Mark Schneider portrays Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton, first stop on the battlefield trail to the left of the Visitor Center.

12:15 pm 18th century weapons firing demonstration, behind and to the right of the Visitor Center.

12:30 pm Ranger-guided battlefield walk. Meet behind the Visitor Center.

1:00 pm Talk about the Southern Campaign, by Dr. Christine Swager, author of Come to the Cow Pens! Followed by book signing in the Visitor Center.

1:15 pm 18th century weapons firing demonstration, behind and to the right of the Visitor Center.

1:30 pm Ranger-guided battlefield walk. Meet behind the Visitor Center.

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

2:00 pm Program tent: Guilford Fife &Drum concert.

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

2:30 pm Ranger-guided battlefield walk. Meet behind the Visitor Center.

3:00 pmTalk by Drs. Katherine Cann and George Fields, authors of Turning Point, the American Revolution in the Spartan District, followed by book signingin the Visitor Center.

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

3:30 pm Ranger-guided battlefield walk. Meet behind the Visitor Center.

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

4:00 pm Program Tent: Presentation by Sheila Ingle, author of Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson, the Mother of a President. Followed by book signing in the Visitor Center.

4:15 pm Guilford Fife &Drum mini-concert, firing range, behind and to the right of the Visitor Center.

4:30 pm Ranger-guided battlefield walk. Meet behind the Visitor Center.

5:00 pm1st Maryland, Southern Campaign will set the scene for the Twilight Walks with a short drama, The Night beforeCowpens.


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

5:30 - 6:30 pm Twilight walks on the battlefield. Reservations required. (Dress warmly and bring a flashlight.) Walks leave at 5:30, 5:45, 6:00, and 6:15.Meet behind the Visitor Center at your ticketed time.

7:00 pm Visitor Center closes.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

9:30 am Ranger-guided battlefield walk. Meet behind the Visitor Center.

10:00 am Program tent:Guilford Fife and Drum concert.

10:15 am 18th century weapons firing demonstration, behind and to the right of the Visitor Center.

10:30 am Battlefield walk with military historian, Larry Babits.Meet behind the Visitor Center.

11:00 am Program tent: Divine Service (18th century church service).

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.

12:00 Program tent: Larry Babits, author of A Devil of a Whipping, followed by a book signing in the Visitor Center.

12:15 pm 18th century weapons firing demonstration, behind and to the right of the Visitor Center.

12:30 pm Trailhead Parking Lot: Carolina Thread Trail dedication.

12:30 Visitor Center: Book signing by Daniel Murphy, author of William Washington, American Light Dragoon.

1:15 pm 18th century weapons firing demonstration, behind and to the right of the Visitor Center.

1:30 pm Program tent: Arrival of Morgan's March participants, led by Guilford Fife and Drum.

1:45 pm 18th century cavalry demonstration, first stop on the battlefield trail.

2:00 pm Talk by Dr. Mary Ann Solesbee, author of Sal and Amanda Take Morgan's March to the Battle of Cowpens. Followed by book signing in the Visitor Center.

2:15 pm18th century weapons firing demonstration, behind and to the right of the Visitor Center.

2:30 pm Ranger-guided battlefield walk. Meet behind the Visitor Center.

3:00 pm Program tent: Jack Parker, author of Parker's Guide, presentation on the battles of Kings Mountain, Cowpens, and Ninety Six, followed by book signing in the Visitor Center.

3:30 pm Ranger-guided battlefield walk. Meet behind the Visitor Center.

5:00 pm Visitor Center and park close.

 

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