• Centennial Monument

    Kings Mountain

    National Military Park South Carolina

The turn of the tide of success

Thomas Jefferson called it "The turn of the tide of success." The battle of Kings Mountain, fought October 7th, 1780, was an important American victory during the Revolutionary War. The battle was the first major patriot victory to occur after the British invasion of Charleston, SC in May 1780. The park preserves the site of this important battle.


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trees covering the battlefield

Kings Mountain National Military Park was established in 1930 and run initially by the War Department. Kings Mountain NMP is one of the largest National Military Parks, at nearly 4,000 acres, it is one of two Revolutionary War National Military Parks.