On November 20, 1780 following a fierce battle late in the day, General Thomas Sumter gave the feared Lt. Colonel Banastre Tarleton his first defeat during the Revolutionary War. The battle of Blackstocks was fought on the farm of a Captain William Blackstock along the Tyger River in what is today Union County. The Battle of Musgrove Mill State Historic Site is offering a unique Ranger Guided Hike of the undeveloped Blackstock Battlefield that will cover the events leading up to the battle, the commanders and soldiers from both sides involved in the battle itself, and the importance of the battle to the wider history of the Revolutionary War. The hike is two hours long and will take place mostly off trail over difficult and hilly terrain. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for hiking and bring bottled water. No pets on hike. Currently there are no facilities on site so please plan ahead.
Day before hike being held
10:00 am-12:15 pm
Meet at 9:45 am at the Blackstock Battlefield State Historic Site Address: 568 Monument Road, Enoree, SC 29335
Walking/Hiking Shoes, Insect Repellent, Water
$10 per person