Grounds are open 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., year round.
Visitor Center Hours
The visitor center is open Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00 - 4:00. Visitor services are offered outside the visitor center from 10:00 - 4:00 Friday and Saturday.
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 15-16, 2022. Programming may be modified due to COVID-19. Complete schedule should be available in late December.
The Celebration of Freedom, which includes historical and family activities, is usually on the Saturday closest to July 4. The next one will be July 3, 2021. This will be a Facebook event.
The Night before Kings Mountain is held annually on October 6, the anniversary of the day before the Battle of Kings Mountain. The next one will be October 6, 2021. Programming may be modified due to COVID-19.
All programs at Cowpens National Battlefield are free and open to the public.