NPS Centennial

The National Park Service turned 100 on August 25, 2016, and the entire year was quite a celebration! Throughout 2016, hundreds of millions of you ventured out to Find Your Park-learning, discovering, getting inspired, or simply having fun in national parks. Thank you for joining us!

The Find Your Park party will continue in 2017 as we invite you to continue your own journey to discover national parks and public lands. Share your stories at (and and with #FindYourPark / #EncuentraTuParque on social media.

National parks across the system engaged in a variety of activities to prepare for and celebrate the centennial. Cowpens National Battlefield was a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we did and join us as the National Park Service enters a new century in 2017!


Call to Action Projects 

  • Local Teens Reach Migrant Children through Get Outdoors Day

    Children and a Youth Conservation Corps member in 18th century clothing watch another child play 9 pins.

    Cowpens National Battlefield’s Youth Conservation Corps 15 – 18-year-olds who work and learn together on projects that further the development and conservation of US natural resources, and one of the park’s Teacher-Ranger-Teachers planned and hosted a Kids Get Outdoors Day on June 27. Among the 100+ participants in the day’s activities were 60 Hispanic children from the local Migrant School, a 4-week school for children whose parents are working in the area for the summer. Read more

  • Boys and Girls Club visits Cowpens National Battlefield

    Kids created a picture of their own National Park

    Throughout the 2012 summer and into the fall school season, Cowpens National Battlefield developed a partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Upstate in order to expand National Park Service education programs, and the use of parks as places of learning. Read more

  • Thousands of Students Brought to Cowpens

    Kids from the Boys and Girls Club learn to fold the falg.

    Throughout the 2012 fiscal year Cowpens National Battlefield expanded opportunities for students to directly experience national parks. Through collaboration with the National Park Foundation and the NPS Youth Partnership Program, Cowpens provided transportation funds to bus more than 20 schools, 7 Boys and Girls Clubs for a total of 3026 students to the park. Read more

  • Local Artisans Ply Their Craft at Cowpens

    Local artisan demonstrates 18th century woodworking

    Cowpens National Battlefield and the Carolina Foothills Artisan Center combined contemporary artisans practicing 19th century craftsmanship and interactive living history lessons at the park. Read more

  • Permanent Employees Attended Operational Leadership Training

    Park employees sit around a table in the administrative office and work on an assignment.

    All Cowpens National Battlefield permanent employees have attended Operational Leadership training empowering them to use critical thinking skills in daily risk management decisions and encourage employees to embrace safety as part of their professional identity. COWP also managed to train a few long-term seasonal employees so they too can implement Operational Leadership principles at Cowpens. Read more

A Call to Action Projects for Cowpens National Battlefield

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Cowpens National Battlefield
338 New Pleasant Road

Gaffney, SC 29341


(864) 461-2828

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