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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Encampment area with canvas tents set up

2015 Special Events

Check out the variety of events scheduled for 2015.

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Us Monument

Plan Your Visit

Explore Kings Mountain National Military Park. Here to see the battlefield or want to hike trails, learn how to make the most of your time.

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Controlled burn along Main Park Drive

Prescribed Fire Program

Learn about Kings Mountain Prescribed Fire Program

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