Battle Of Blackstock's Anniversary Celebration

On November 20, 1780, General Thomas Sumter and his men fought Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton and a small, but well trained force of British soldiers at Blackstock's Plantation in modern-day Union County. On Saturday, November 19, 2016, Musgrove Mill State Historic Site will remember this important battle with the Blackstock Battle Anniversary Commemoration. The Commemoration will be presented at 10 AM by local Daughters of the American Revolution, Sons of the American Revolution and Children of the American Revolution service organizations. The Commemoration portion of this event is open to the public at no charge. Please bring a folding chair. Following the Commemoration, there will be a hiking tour of the Blackstock Battlefield by historian and Blackstock expert Michael Burgess at 10:45 AM at Blackstock Battlefield Historic Site. The hike will be 2 hours in duration and is a strenuous hike over varied terrain. Space on the hike is limited and advanced registration is required. There will be an admission of $5 per person for the hike. We will meet at Musgrove Mill State Historic Site at 9:30 AM, and then caravan to the Blackstock Battlefield. Parking at Blackstock is limited, so we will carpool as much as possible. Musgrove Mill State Historic Site is located at 398 State Park Rd., Clinton, SC 29325, 7 miles off of exit 52 on Interstate 26. For more information contact the park at (864) 938-0100 or


  • November 25, 2017, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Meeting Place

    Musgrove Mill State Historic Site at 9:30 - caravan to Blackstock Battlefield

    Event Hours

    Blackstock Battlefield Tour 9:45 AM to 11:45 AM

    Revolutionary War


    Park Event


    What to Bring

    Water, walking shoes, proper dress for outdoors


    $5.00 per person