Cowpens National Battlefield is a unit of the National Park Service just east of Chesnee, South Carolina, and near the state line with North Carolina. It preserves a major battlefield of the American Revolutionary War.Before you visit Chesnee, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
Brigadier General Daniel Morgan won the Battle of Cowpens, a decisive Revolutionary War victory over British Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton on January 17, 1781. It is considered one of the most memorable victories of Morgan and one of the most memorable defeats of Tarleton.
Established as Cowpens National Battlefield Site March 4, 1929; transferred from the War Department August 10, 1933; redesignated April 11, 1972. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966. Area: 841.56 acres (3.41 km2), Federal: 790.9 acres (3.2 km2), Nonfederal: 50.66 acres (205,010 m2).
The visitor center features a museum with exhibits about the American Revolution and the battle, including a fiber-optic map that illustrates the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution and the battle, a walking tour of the battlefield itself, and the reconstructed log cabin of one Robert Scruggs, who had farmed the land before the establishment of the park.
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I always wanted to visit Cowpens for years. I was able to visit in October and really enjoyed the park .However, I picked a day when the road was filled with bikers and hikers on the loop road, so...
I always wanted to visit Cowpens for years. I was able to visit in October and really enjoyed the park .However, I picked a day when the road was filled with bikers and hikers on the loop road, so... more »
History buffs and not-so-buffs will enjoy this national historical gem. Located in the middle of the countryside, CNB offers an opportunity to connect with our country’s origin. Unfortunately the..... more
History buffs and not-so-buffs will enjoy this national historical gem. Located in the middle of the countryside, CNB offers an opportunity to connect with our country’s origin. Unfortunately the..... more »
Very interesting, comprehensive, informative,and fun! Excellent exhibits. Integrated Cowpens with the big picture of the American Revolution. One-mile easy walking trail let's you envision how it went down. Courteous and helpful Park staff.
Came with my family but didn't stay long because sadly, it was just too hot. There is lots of historical placards, statues, and info. A nice visitors center and BEAUTIFUL ground. The old trees made me feel like they would bend down and hug me. I'll return when it cools off!
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