Special Events

Costumed interpreters as Continental Army
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Programs and Special Events

Park Ranger leads group of visitors into a tree line
Park Ranger begins battlefield walk.

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Ranger-led Programs

*Ranger-led programs are offered on Saturdays when staffing and weather permits.

Meet behind the Visitor Center at the benches. Ranger programs (presented by rangers or volunteers) discuss the history of the Battle of Cowpens and the development of Cowpens National Battlefield. Please check with staff for program times. Ranger talks are 30 minutes and require limited walking. Ranger walks (Battlefield Walks) are 60 minutes and require walking for a prolonged period.
Living historian fires a musket
Living historian fires a musket.

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Beginning on June 1
(30 Minutes) 11:30 am and 1:00 pm.
Held on the first and third Saturday of the month. Talk with a living historian dressed in 18th century clothing and watch them fire a musket! Program is offered behind the Visitor Center when weather and staffing permits.

Park Ranger walks on paved path
In observance of Mental Health Awareness Month, Park Rangers will offer a 60-minute walk called Muster in for Mental Health! At each stop on the program, a Park Ranger will highlight ways the hardship of war affected the physical and mental health of soldiers in the American Revolutionary War. In the process, rangers will share ways visitors of national parks may care for their health and well-being by spending time outdoors. This program will be presented every Saturday for the month of May at 2:30 pm, weather permitting. Please meet at the benches located directly behind the visitor center.
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Trail marker for Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail.

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Discover programs and events at Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail.

Last updated: May 17, 2024

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Mailing Address:

Cowpens National Battlefield
338 New Pleasant Road

Gaffney, SC 29341


864 461-2828

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