• Centennial Monument

    Kings Mountain

    National Military Park South Carolina

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  • Park Closed Monday October 13, 2014

    In observance of Columbus Day, Kings Mountain NMP will be closed on Monday October 13, 2014. The park will re-open on Tuesday, October 14, 2014.

Your Safety

For your safety:

Park regulations exist for your safety and for the protection of natural and cultural resources. Please obey all park rules and regulations.

  • Stay on designated trails.
  • Bicycles are only allowed on Main Park Road. A bicylce rack is provided at the Vistor Center.
  • Pets are not allowed in the buildings and must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet and attended at all times.
  • Regulations prohibit picking and digging of plants, hunting, and metal detecting.
  • Firearms prohibited
  • Skateboards, scooters and rollerblades prohibited.

Safety Tips:

-Beware of poisonous snakes such as rattlesnakes and copperheads, which are found within the park.

-Watch out for ticks, stinging insects and poison ivy.

-Beaware of lightning strikes on ridge tops.

-Have proper clothing and plenty of water. Summers are hot and humid. Winters are generally mild but can often get cold.

 
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Did You Know?

two hats, one with pine sprig the other with piece of paper

Only about 100 of Ferguson's men wore red coats, the other 900 or so were local Loyalist militia. The Patriots wore white paper in their hats, the Loyalists used a pine sprig in their hats. As the battle of Kings Mountain went on many Loyalists tore out their pine spring to switch sides.