Discover History Program Musgrove Mill State Historic Site

Musgrove Mill State Historic Site preserves and interprets the site of the American Revolutionary War battle of Musgrove’s Mill. The battle took place on August 19, 1780 between Patriot militia and a joint force of Loyalist militia and British Provincial Troops. The site includes the ruins of the colonial home of Edward Musgrove, an influential settler of the South Carolina Backcountry whose home was encamped by the British in the late summer of 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 during the American Revolution.

Contact Details

Musgrove Mill State Historic Site

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

Field Trips

Musgrove Mill State Historic Site offers programs for third and fourth grades based on the South Carolina Department of Education social studies standards.  Your students will be treated to a guided hike led by the interpretive park ranger and will be able to participate in period activities that demonstrate what life was like for the Patriots during this important time for our nation.  

  • Brother vs. Brother - 3rd grade 

The activities include a militia talk, fire-starting demonstration, bullet-making demonstration, cartridge-rolling activity, and a black powder demonstration.

  • Living In The Past - 4th grade 

The activities include a militia talk, quill pen writing, militia drill, and a black powder demonstration.


  • 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) or by downloading the reservation form below for and emailing that form to the park. Programs are available Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday of each week. 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 $2.00 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 on warmer days.