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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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British Camp Trail

Length: 1.0 miles 
Type: Hiking Trial 
Difficulty: Easy 

Trail Blaze: Red 

Description: The British Camp Trail starts from next to the Picnic Shelter near the parking lot in front of the Visitor Center. The trail loops through the woods along the bank of the Enoree River on what was once the property of Edward Musgrove and the site of a temporary British encampment in August of 1780. Several historic waysides along the trail mark points of interest, including the ruins of the Musgrove house, the Mary Musgrove Monument, the location of the 18th century ford across the Enoree River, and the site were the Musgrove’s grist mill once stood. The trail ends just past the fishing pond at the kiosk next to the parking lot.   

Battlefield Trail

Length: 1.5 miles 
Type: Hiking Trial 
Difficulty: Moderate 

Trail Blaze: Green 

Description: The Battlefield Trail begins at the parking lot on Horseshoe Falls Road with the first 0.1 mile being over a paved ADA accessible walkway to the overlook of Horseshoe Falls. The trail then turns into a natural foot trail that will take you through the hills and woods of the South Carolina Backcountry where the battle of Musgrove Mill was fought on August 19, 1780. Through several historic waysides found all along the trail you will learn the story of the battle, about the Patriots and Loyalists that fought in it, and the importance of the battle to the outcome of the Revolutionary War. The trail ends at the Horseshoe Falls Road parking lot.     


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