Operating Hours & Seasons

The visitor center will be closed on Thursday, April 26. The parking lots, battlefield trail, loop road, and picnic area will be open normal hours.

Open 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., year round.

Auto loop road and picnic area close at 4:30 p.m.

Trailhead parking lot on the eastern boundary of the park is open dawn to dusk for additional pedestrian and bicycle access to the battlefield before, during, and after business hours.

Closed New Years Day, Martin Luther King Day, Washington's Birthday, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day,

Each year on the weekend closest to January 17, the park celebrates the anniversary of the battle with firing demonstrations and a living history encampment. The next one will be January 19-20, 2019.

The Celebration of Freedom, which includes historican and family activities, is usually on the weekend closest to July 4. The next one will be July 7, 2018

A Revolutionary War Weekend is usually the first weekend in October. It celebrates the upcountry's rich Revolutionary War heritage with events at Cowpens National Battlefield, Kings Mountain National Military Park, Walnut Grove Plantation, and the City of Gaffney. The next one will be October 6-7, 2018. Complete information will be available at www.RevWarWeekend.com once the site is live.

All programs at Cowpens National Battlefield are free and open to the public.


Last updated: April 3, 2018

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Cowpens National Battlefield
338 New Pleasant Road

Gaffney, SC 29341


(864) 461-2828

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