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Cowpens National Battlefield

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It a great place to learn the history of the area and what happened here, in the visitors center... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chesnee, South Carolina
History made here’!

Two video presentations that were well done and informative, knowledgeable rangers and a beautiful... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It a great place to learn the history of the area and what happened here, in the visitors center there is a film to see and I think at least once a year there are reenactments where you can see how they did thinks and...More

Thank yesihave4kids
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Battle of Cowpens was the basis for the movie “The Patriot”. Seeing this important part of securing victory in the War for Independence was very enjoyable. Having been here before I was disappointed that the battlefield was overgrown. The musket demonstration was excellent.

Thank slotmoshen
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Two video presentations that were well done and informative, knowledgeable rangers and a beautiful park all total a great time .

Thank Phillip T
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

I was very fortunate that I had the battlefield walking trail entirely to myself so I could have the exact experience I wanted. The trail takes about 30 minutes to walk at a brisk pace, and the information nicely lays out the progression of the...More

Thank MFanfare23
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

Built up but once there not much history to read about. Yes I am glad we went and yes I do recommend stopping by. Retired Full Timers Chef Gene

Thank Gene R
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Not that much excitement but to be able to visit one of the most historic sites in South Carolina involving pivotal moments in the Revolutionary War is rewarding and can be done at a leisure pace. Spacious fields and paths with detailed historical markers noting...More

1  Thank Michael C
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

My husband and I visited Cowpens National Battlefield on July 4th. We thought this was a great way to honor the holiday. There is a visitor’s center with a small museum, gift shop and restrooms. They offer two short video presentations to teach the history...More

2  Thank Teresa S
Reviewed 4 July 2018

Most travelers have probably never heard of the this battle site, but it was the site of an important Revolutionary War victory for the Continental forces. Any one interested in history should appreciate the story that unfolds here.

1  Thank Richard P
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Okay, so the little blonde headed young girl that is a volunteer was really sweet. But it was 15 minutes till closing time and they had already lost the gate to the driving to her. We walked in at 4:00 and we're told immediately that...More

Thank Charlotte W
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Who has heard of this battle? And yet, it was the beginning of the end for Gen. Cornwallis. Without Cowpens, there would likely have been no Yorktown. If you are in the area, stop in, watch the video, and walk around. No entry fees. Great...More

Thank Trudy P
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