Discover History Program Musgrove Mill State Historic Site

Battle of Musgrove Mill State Historic Site preserves, protects, and interprets the site of the August 19, 1780 American Revolutionary War battle of Musgrove’s Mill. This battle between 200 Patriot militia and a joint force of 200 Loyalist militia and 300 British Provincial Troops was a Patriot victory and a major turning point during the Revolutionary War following the major Patriot defeats at Camden on August 16, 1780 and Fishing Creek on August 18, 1780. Park staff interprets not only the Battle of Musgrove’s Mill, but also the brutal frontier warfare that took place throughout upstate South Carolina that divided the loyalties of communities and families during the American Revolution.

Contact Details

Musgrove Mill State Historic Site

398 State Park Road
Clinton, SC 29325
(864) 938-0100

Discover Carolina Field Trips

Brother vs. Brother – The American Revolution in the Carolina Backcountry- 4th grade 

In this program, students will learn about the important role that the men and women of SC, both Patriots and Loyalist, played during the Revolutionary War and what factors drove the people of the Backcountry to choose one side over the other during the war.

Loyalty, Rebellion, or Neutrality: Choosing Sides in the Revolutionary War Backcountry - 8th grade

In this program, students will learn about the choices of allegiance that the men and women of the South Carolina Backcountry faced during the Revolutionary War.


  • 1-25 students $40
  • 26-40 students $80
  • 41-60 students $120
  • 61-80 students $160*
  • 81-100 students $200*

*groups of over 60 will be required to come on separate days

How to Book

Reservations can be made during the school year by contacting the park (see contact information above). Programs must be booked no less than two weeks in advance. You will receive a confirmation for your reservation.


We require at least one chaperone per 10 students. Required chaperones are not charged for the program. Chaperones above this limit are an additional $3.00 per person. We highly recommend no more than the suggested number of chaperones.

Directions to Field Trip Location

The park is located six miles from I-26 at Exit 52. The address is 398 State Park Road, Clinton, SC 29325.

Facilities Available

The park has a covered picnic shelter with restrooms available for school groups.

What to Wear

The Discover Carolina programs are outdoor programs. Please dress for the weather and wear close-toed shoes.


Fire ants, wasps and bees are a part of the ecosystem at the park. While the park manages these as best they can, teachers should be aware of their presence and bring a first aid kit with them during their field trip. 

While a single water fountain is available on the grounds, bringing bottled water is recommended for all students.