Things To Do

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.

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Special Events and Programs

Discover the free events and programs at Cowpens National Battlefield!

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Become a Junior Ranger!

Learn how to become a Junior Ranger today!

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Loop Road Audio Tour

Take an audio tour narrated by Ed Bearss!

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Outdoor Activities

Explore the Battlefield Trail, Loop Road, and Picnic Area!

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Visitor Center

Experience the park film, exhibits, and helpful staff!

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Photos & Multimedia

Explore pictures, audio, and video!

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Parks of the Southern Campaign

Explore some of the national parks of the Southern Campaign!

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Explore Nature

Discover trails, plants, and wildlife.

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Safety and regulations

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Learn our policies on pets!

Last updated: October 8, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

Cowpens National Battlefield
338 New Pleasant Road

Gaffney, SC 29341


864 461-2828

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