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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

Trails

Battlefield Trail

Length: 0.8 miles

Type: Hiking Trail

Difficulty: Easy

Description:  This moderately difficult trail begins at the gate and loops around the remains of battleground breastworks. You will walk through an area where in 1865 outmanned Southern troops forces held the army of General Sherman for two days. Rivers Bridge is the only State historic Civil War site listed in the National Register of Historic Sites.

Historic Retreat Road Nature Trail

Length: 1.0 miles

Type: Hiking Trail

Difficulty: Easy

Description: This straight, easy to hike, mile long forested trail connects the Rivers Bridge Battlefield with the Rivers Bridge Civil War Memorial Grounds. It follows the route that the Confederate troops followed on Feb.3, 1865 in their retreat from the Rivers Bridge Battlefield to the railroad junction at Branchville S.C.

Nature Trail

Length: 1.4 miles

Type: Hiking Trail

Difficulty: Easy

Description:  The nature trail winds through the old campground road and leads in to the natural setting of a sandhills region forest with large pines, old hardwoods and small underbrush. The nature trail is located on the eastern side of the memorial causeway road.  Benches are placed on the trail to rest or to enjoy the natural environment of the park.