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Rivers Bridge

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HOURS

9 a.m. - 6 p.m., daily

OFFICE

11 a.m. - noon, daily

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ADMISSION

Free admission

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PETS

Pets are allowed in most outdoor areas provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet.

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Rivers Bridge State Historic Site

Midlands

History & Interpretation

  • Programs and Guided Tours: Scheduled daily tours and prearranged guided tours are available at $4/adult and $2/child ages 6-16. Monthly living history programs are $5/adult and $3/child ages 6-16. Visitors may take a self-guided tour by reading the waysides stationed throughout the park at no charge.

  • Museum: The relic room at Rivers Bridge includes interpretive panels that tell more about the battle and the loss of life at the Battle of Rivers Bridge. The stories of individual casualties are highlighted for both the Confederate and Union armies. Four large panels showcase all of those that gave their lives in the battle.

  • Burial Sites and Cemeteries: Four cemeteries are located throughout the park. One cemetery holds the Confederate dead from the battle of Rivers Bridge. Another cemetery holds WWII veterans. The other two cemeteries are private family cemeteries of the Breland and Ayers families.

  • Battlefield: Yes
  • Civil War History: Rivers Bridge State Historic Site marks the site of one of the Confederacy’s last stands against General William T. Sherman’s sweep across the South. Of all the Civil War Sites in South Carolina, Rivers Bridge is the only site home to a preserved battlefield.

  • National Register of Historic Places: Yes
  • Designation: National Register
  • When & How PRT Acquired: Donated in 1945 by the Confederate Memorial Association