Plan Your Visit
The Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail can be visited in any season. It includes sections of walkable pathway, a Commemorative Motor Route, affiliated historic sites and museums, and wayside exhibits. Along the way it passes through four NPS areas, two National Forests, an Army Corps of Engineers Dam & Reservoir, plus several state and county parks. The numerous communities along its four state area encompass stories and history from a variety of eras, allowing visitors to utilize the trail as a pathway to discover the cultural and natural heritage of a unique region of the United States.
Did You Know?
About 2,000 patriots eventually joined up along the trail to create the militia army. On the last day they were culled down to 900 of the best armed and mounted men, so as to catch the loyalist force before they were reinforced or reached Charlotte and the main British army.