Battle of Rivers Bridge Guided Tour

At Battle of Rivers Bridge State Historic Site

On Feb. 2-3, 1865, 1,200 Confederate soldiers made a stand at Rivers Bridge on the Salkehatchie River against Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman’s sweep across South Carolina during the final months of the Civil War. Behind stout earthen fortifications, the Southerners fought a division of about 5,000 Union soldiers. Union troops crossed the swollen swamp on both ends of the Confederate line to finally win the battle. The tour will examine the still intact fortifications as well as the natural topography that led one Union general to call Rivers Bridge "… the strongest position I ever saw in my life."


  • April 20, 2024, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • April 27, 2024, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Event Hours

    9:30 am -11:00 am

    Meeting Place

    Park Office

    Backroads Location


    Civil War


    What to Bring

    Water, insect repellent, and comfortable walking shoes

    Free Admission With Park Passport Plus



    $5/adult, $2.50/child