Begin your park experience at the visitor center. Here, you will find information on the park, the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution, and the Battle of Cowpens. Rangers or volunteers at the information desk are glad to help you.
Primary facilities in the visitor center are an eighteen-minute live-action theater film, "Cowpens: A Battle Remembered" (shown on at the top of the hour); a museum combining informative text with weaponry; and a bookstore (operated by America's National Parks) offering visitors over 100 publications and theme-related items for sale on the battle and the Revolutionary War. Bookstore hours are the same as the visitor center. Restrooms are located across the breezeway from the visitor center.
There is also a picnic area with 22 individual tables that are available on a first come/first served basis, and a picnic shelter that is available to rent - maximum capacity is 50. Picnic area hours are 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM.
Special Events and Programs
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Loop Road Audio Tour
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Parks of the Southern Campaign
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Safety and regulations
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Last updated: October 8, 2023