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Battle of Musgrove Mill

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Main Gate: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., daily Visitor Center: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Mon - Thurs, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Fri - Sun Horseshoe Falls Area: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., daily Musgrove Mill Battlefield: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily Blackstock Battlefield: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily

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$3 adults; $1.50 SC seniors; $1 children age 6-15; age 5 & younger free

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Pets are allowed in most outdoor areas provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet. Owners will be asked to remove noisy or dangerous pets or pets that threaten or harass wildlife.

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Battle of Musgrove Mill State Historic Site


History & Interpretation

  • Programs and Guided Tours: Programs and tours are offered on a regular basis throughout the year. Guided tours can be arranged by request for groups of 10 or more participants. Please contact the park for more information

  • Education Center: The Visitors Center includes exhibits that tell the story of the Musgrove Mill battle and how it fit into the big picture of South Carolina's pivotal role in the outcome of the Revolutionary War.

  • Battlefield: Yes
  • Revolutionary War History: The Battle of Musgrove Mill State Historic Site is the site of the Aug. 19, 1780 battle of Musgrove's Mill. A small force of around 200 South Carolina, Georgia, and Overmountain Man Patriot militia fought and defeated a larger force of 200 Loyalist South Carolina militia and 300 Provincial soldiers from South Carolina, New York, and New Jersey in a short but pivotal battle. This surprising Patriot victory was a major turning point during the Revolutionary War. This victory boosted the failing morale of South Carolina Patriots and dispelled the British high command’s belief that they had crushed all Patriot resistance following the major Patriot defeats at Camden on August 16, 1780 and Fishing Creek on August 18, 1780.

  • Revolutionary War: Yes
  • National Register of Historic Places: Yes
  • Designation: National Register
  • When & How PRT Acquired: Acquired in 1975

For more details on the history of the site and the Battle of Musgrove Mill please read:

Musgrove Mill Historic Resource Study by John Hiatt


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